It is an extraordinary and momentous event to call you president. Your father was of the Luo clan and, as you know, it would be difficult for a Luo to be elected president in Kenya. In our country, while tribe is not an issue, color often is, but you have succeeded in overcoming both clan and complexion, and in doing so inspired millions of people around the world.
If you know anyone in Texas or Ohio, make sure to tell them to vote for Obama on Tuesday March 4. Barack Obama continues to impress me with his words. Finally someone gets real with the current educational system and goes to the root of the problem: parenting. Parents need to turn off the TV! Start spending time with their children. This also goes to Muslim parents too. Muslim children are also facing the same issues as any other typical American child. They watch crappy television shows on Nickelodeon, Disney Channel or Cartoon Network. Seriously, have you ever watched shows like Hannah Montana. It’s ridiculous! Children shows have gone far as accepting dating and homosexuality. They’ve also completely removed religion from it all. In fact, from watching TV with some of my nephews and nieces, I’ve seen they have less cartoons and more real-life drama shows for children. It’s like soap operas but for children.
What happened to the amazing cartoons when I was growing up like Duck Tales, Captain Planet, Tiny Toons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the original X-Men, the original Batman, Batman beyond, Animaniacs, Tales Spin, Pinky and the Brain, Rugrats, Inspector Gadget and the rest of the 90s/80s cartoons.
“I’ve seen how politics can be used to make us afraid of each other and how we turn on each other. How fear can cloud our judgement. And Suddenly we start scapegoating gay people or immigrants or people who don’t look like us or Muslims, because our own lives aren’t going well.”