Friday, March 20, 2009

By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


I just watched President Barack Obama on Jay Leno’s late night talk show at Channel 4. He seems to be a regular open-minded American guy devoid of any pretensions despite the awesomeness of his presidential office.

I believe it is not right to judge the newly-elected president’s performance at this time whether it’s good or bad. Let’s give him some more time to adjust to his new role as President of the most powerful country in the world, the United States of America.

I can’t wait knowing how he plans to do with millions and millions of undocumented aliens especially those who came to the United States when they were still minors. This special group of aliens known as “refugee children” has grown up in American education and culture in thought and in deed. How can America, land of the free, deport these Americans whose only deficiency is lack of immigration documents?

Anyway, what caught my attention during President Obama’s appearance on the famous late night show was when he went to pick up Jay Leno’s coffee mug a few seconds before the first commercial break. Jay Leno signaled and pointed to his mug he put on the other coffee table. Well, he’s just like me and any other person who makes silly mistakes.

Now, do you believe God put Barack Obama at the Oval Office to rule over the American people? I believe so. As the Bible says, the first shall be the last, and the last shall be the first. For I think Obama was the last person thought by most Americans before last year’s elections to win the presidency.

In the Philippines, who do you think God will put in Malacanang Palace in 2010 to reign over the Filipino people? President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo believes God put her there in 2001. That’s why she refused to give up power despite her high public disapproval rating.

I think what we can do in this imperfect world is just to live or cope with things and events that an individual cannot control. That leaves to the Almighty God full control to see to it that justice ultimately prevails.



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