We pray that tomorrow, November 4, 2008, we will be delivered from the evil under which we have been living for the past eight years.
We pray for a President who will represent ALL of the people instead of a small minority of right wing religious ideologues and big corporations.
We pray for a President who will govern, not by fear and lies, but by truth and reasoned argument.
We pray for a President who has read the Constitution of the United States and knows that the Executive Branch of the government is not also the Legislative Branch.
We pray for a President who is capable of restoring the rule of law.
We pray for a President who believes that disagreeing with your government is one of the highest forms of patriotism and a cherished free speech right.
We pray for a President who understands and supports the notion that government and religion should be separate.
We pray for a President who believes that competency, not ideology, should be a determining factor in who is appointed to a government position.
We pray for a President who can think critically, believes debate is valuable and is capable of engaging in discussions with thoughtful dialogue.
We pray for a President who will not send this country into thoughtless wars and who believes that the highest honor we can bestow among our military personnel is to TRULY take care of them when they return home.
We pray for a President who believes that pilfering the public treasury for personal or corporate gain is wrong and illegal.
We pray for a President who understands that torture is torture is torture – that torture by any other name is torture.
We pray for a President who knows that a far right Supreme Court is not only a threat to our personal liberties but is also a threat to laws and regulations protecting consumers, workers, the elderly and others.
We pray for a President who knows that we must, once and for all, seriously tackle alternative energy and who knows that “drill, baby, drill” solves none of our problems.
God, there is so much more that we would like to ask of you – but we think you get the idea.
We look forward to Election Day when we will dance in the streets and cry joyful noises unto the world.
Miriam and Lisa