We all: Americans, have a sacred right granted us by the Constitution to progress as far as our dreams and hopes can go. We cannot limit our resources to a chosen few, nor narrow the expectations of those who have achieved the happiness advertised in that sacred writ through either hard work or luck of the draw. To do so would disallow the American Dream, and reward success not with congratulation, but with warning. We cannot permit the comfort of any Americans to be at the expense of any other American, whether they be enjoying abundance or modest existence. America is a system designed for the basic freedom of all its citizens in all places, regardless of every distinction, condition, and holding in regard every diversity. It is asked by many, how a system such as ours can possibly eliminate those who carry much power from dominating those who have none. How can a society that promises to work for the people work for just a select few. What they are basically asking is: ďWho will decide the fortunate who get to surviveĒ.
But I stand here today to tell you, my fellow Americans:
IT ISNíT LIKE THAT. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS AND FREEDOM IS NOT A CASE OF TRIUMPH OVER EVERYONE ELSE; IT ISNíT PREVAILING OVER OUR OPPONENTS. I AM HERE TOTELL YOU: THE AMERICAN DREAM IS MOST CERTAINLY NOT ďSURVIVAL OF THE FITTESTĒ: IT IS AS THE MOST INSPIRING AND GREATEST ACTS THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY HAVE BEEN ACCOMPLISHED FOR:
THE SURVIVAL OF THE FRIEND.
Friends come in many colors and backgrounds, purposes and achievements, or lack there of. The achievement that makes all people of the highest caliber is when that hand is out, it isnít to add to oneís own advancement or ambition: itís there to help a friend. No act on earth is able to make a person more worthy to have existence, no deed can offer a reward of distinction. Without it there is nothing to honor, and bravery becomes an act of cowardice. As your President, I offer you my friendship, as I accept yours in putting your trust in me. I survived the closest election in United States history; there is a balance of opinion: let there be a balance of power, representation, and strength: together, I pledge a balance of friendship. From my youth I have pledged allegiance to a nation under God, and I have now sworn before you to do the same as its Commander in Chief. But I know such lofty title and position can only be represented with any authority as long as each and every one of my fellow citizens are more important to me, than myself. Itís simple: the greater the good I do as President: the more Iíve been thinking about you, and caring for your every need. What legacy could be worth having that indulged in the happenstance of Americaís good fortune? Iím not here to think about me: Iím here to think about you. Any worthiness or progress I make toward a functionally fit America, and the perpetuation of great past achievements will depend upon my attention upon you. Iím not here to claim the flag at the top of the hill, Iím here to be the Chief Servant in all the land. I look forward to the next four years as one of challenge; a challenge of becoming more intimately acquainted with the needs of every American, as I look more intently at the broad and obvious issues of circumstance in the lives you lead. I take the entrustment of President of the United States as a hope that I will faithfully effect a sincere friendship at the highest level: from my family, to my associates, and to all my fellow countrymen and women, as only respecting the laws that were laid down for that purpose could do.
I AM AT YOUR SERVICE AMERICA: YOU HAVE TOLD ME WHAT YOU NEED, AND I AM HERE TO FAITHFULLY GET IT FOR YOU. I WILL BE YOUR FRIEND----SO HELP ME GOD.
I AM IN YOUR TRUST, AMERICA: I AM HELD BY MY OATH, TO DO WHAT I MOST CERTAINLY WOULD DO ANYWAY: TO MAINTAIN A FUNCTIONAL AMERICA, BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN YOU, AND WHAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE AMERICAN WAY.
There are many other servants in Washington who will be instrumental to help me carry out the resolutions I believe are vital for America. There are, of course, varying views of what the best course for the United States would be. Friendship often carries with it the acts of compromise. I ask Congress now to carefully consider together, without a limited or imperfect perspective of exclusiveness to either side, to see what things we can agree upon. You can count on me to, to the best of my ability, fulfill as many of the things I said I would try, and respect the ideas that are different than my own, because I know, in your own way, you are trying to do the same. I will ever respect that you yourselves are elected officials with a job to do, And we have all been elected for the purpose of working things out together. America is going to succeed, we are going to proceed. Together, letís show America what our friendship together can mean.
Mr. President Elect,
This is all Iíve written so far. Iíve been adding to it since before the election. I know you can bring it to completion, in print and in spirit, and, GOD BLESS YOU SIR!
Tim Carter citizen