God Save the President ElectPolitics — By Dustin R. Steeve on November 5, 2008 at 5:01 pm
By Robert Stevenson
Last night, for the first time, a black man accepted his election as the next President of the United States. In that sense, today is a glorious and redemptive day in American history. As I look forward and ask “what is a young conservative to do?,” let us consider what we have seen.
In the past eight years, President Bush has been maligned in ways that were not only personally vicious, but also demeaning to the office of the President. I pray, whatever our opinions, that we treat our next chief executive with the highest respect and dignity, as befits his office.
Someday America will stray so far from its founding that the time for revolution would be recognized even by Burke, and even the most conservative among us will demand radical, violent change. Not today, and not soon. Up to that day I will serve my country. Up to that day, whether he be republican or democrat, liberal or conservative, intelligent or idiotic, Christian, atheist, or Muslim, I will always, always take a bullet for the President of the United States.
President-elect Obama is certainly not the sort of leader America needs. His radical social ideas, his background is shady and, perhaps worst of all, he seems out of step with the Burkian, Jeffersonian, and Lockeian ideals upon which this nation rests. Nevertheless, God save the President of the United States, and God save Senator Barack Obama.
Robert Stevenson is a Senior at Biola University and a student at the Torrey Honors Institute. Robert is a candidate in the United States Marine Corps and has completed Marine Corps Officer Training. In addition to his work as a student and for the Marine Corps, Robert has worked as an assistant producer for the Hugh Hewitt Show.