Sunday, July 02, 2006

New Citizens

What a great time we had last week! Two of our dear friends became United States citizens. It was exciting. It was emotional. It was joyous.

Just think. WE are here because of birth, taking this wonderful place for granted, since we've never known anything different, but not so with Lanre and Sumbo Omonaiye. They are from Nigeria and speak of so many others who desire - who long - to come to America, not for the prosperity, but for the freedom - the goodness that is here.

Blessed with the new rights and privileges, Lanre Omonaiye spoke more of the duties and responsibilities that ensure these blessings. Do you know the FIRST thing he did, after thanking God for this great blessing? He registered to VOTE! Ahhh, a man after my own heart.

Tuesday, July 18th is the date for the Primary election. Lanre is taking seriously this opportunity to be a part of government of the people and by the people! Are you? Have you sifted through all the information and come up with your choices?

President James A. Garfield said: "Now more than ever before the people are responsible for the character of their congress (or any level of government).If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption."

I know the Omonaiyes won't tolerate these things. And, neither should we.


It's our government. It is what WE make of it

Congratulations Lanre & Sombo Omonaiye!!! We are glad you are American citizens.