You say that with this vote America has spoken. I voted. Will you hear my voice?
From what I've seen and heard, I don't think you believe my voice is American enough. It would seem that in your America only those who agree with you get to be 'real' Americans. So, yes, America has spoken, but it is your America, not mine, because that's the only one you can hear.
My America made it's voice be heard during the last Presidential election. It was a resounding voice that was heard around the world! Was your voice heard around the world on Tuesday? When Obama won The Daily Telegraph's headline read, “A New Dawn,” with a picture of he and Mrs. Obama embracing. My voice was heard around the world, but you probably didn't hear it. My children have the same problem. I call them to do their chores and they are surprisingly hard of hearing. When I call them for dinner they have better hearing than our dog. I understand.
I am a Christian minister, every day people come into our offices asking for help. They've been stepped on by Big Business, you probably know some of them. Not the people coming into our offices, of course not... heavens no. You probably know some of the Big Businesses that have stepped on them - some of them are the same Big Businesses that paid for your win. Remember who paid for Obama's win? We, the people. That was our voice being heard. Your winning is more about Big Businesses having their voice heard. I guess those are the voices you are hearing.
The people who visit our little church have voices too, but you probably don't hear them. Their voices call out for equality, for health care, for justice, for peace and for a little acknowledgment and respect. They work hard every day just so their kids won't go hungry each night. They beg from people they don't even know because the system has failed them. They get doors slammed in their faces because they haven't been able to keep their water turned on or because they couldn't afford to finish their education. They don't ask for much, just the basics that everyone in such a wealthy nation should have: food, water, a job, a roof over their head, people who care about them and a government that helps them get a leg up rather than helping Big Business step on them. Do you hear their voices?
You say you represent the voice of America. Well I'm American. I'm with The Christian Left - do you hear our voices? We stand for biblical precepts. We believe that when Jesus said, “When you do it unto the least of these, so too you do it unto me,” he was talking to us and that includes you. We believe that when Jesus turned over the tables in the temple he was sending a message to us and to you that taking advantage of the least of these will not be tolerated! We believe that when he said, "love your neighbor as yourself," it was more than a suggestion; it was a mandate on how we are to conduct our lives. We believe that when he said blessed are the peacemakers that it was a divine calling to war no more. Do you hear our voices?
From the way you ran your elections, it's clear that you hear money better than voices, but contrary to what the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision might lead you to believe, my voice, our voices are supposed to matter more than the voice of Big Business. So I ask you, “Can you hear me now?” ... Can you hear US now?