On Friday, President Donald Trump was officially sworn into office. For some people, this was a joyous day. For others, not so much. Whether you are happy that Trump is president or not, I know that there are some people who will really miss having Barack Obama as our president.
When Barack Obama was sworn into office in 2008, there were a lot of people who wanted him gone. People did not like him for a million reasons and, at first, I was not too fond of him either. But, over the years, I have grown to love Obama and what he stands for.
He has done so much for this country and I am thankful for everything that he has accomplished for this country. He was not only our first black president but he has also lived a life that has been scandal free. He is an advocate for women's rights, even reproductive rights like the abortion issue. He founded the Affordable Care Act, which has given a lot of people the chance to get the healthcare that they need. He helped capture and kill Osama Bin Laden. He signed the Claims Resolution Act, which gave black and Native American farmers the loans and resources they have deserved for years now. He helped the US and Cuban relations become better than they were before. He helped the legalization of same-sex marriage happen, which was a life-changing moment for the LGBTQ community. He had the most diverse administration in history. He signed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which made it illegal to hurt anyone based on their sexual orientation or their gender. And the list could go on forever.
Not only has he done so much for America, but he seems like an all around caring person in general. The way he acts with his family and other people he meets shows the kind of person he is. His love for his wife shows every time there are together. His love for his daughters shows every time they are together. And his love for this country shows every single time he speaks. He is accepting of everyone and doesn't exclude anyone based on their skin color, gender or sexual orientation. He was the president that America needed and he successfully fulfilled his duties as President of the United States.
Some people believe that he did nothing for our country, but it clearly shows that he did a lot. He has a love for this country like no one else has. He has helped this country become greater than it once was. He picked up the pieces that George Bush left when he left office. He fixed the mistakes that were made. I will miss him for a million reasons and I hope that he still stays in the public eye. I am just hoping that President Trump is able to be just as amazing as Barack Obama was in office.