John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
Today we will inaugurate a new president of our country. It is a time to tape all of the events of the day for history purposes. It does not matter which party that you represent. The president was elected by the people of the United States. We are now in a financial crisis that reminds us of Black Friday in 1929. We need the cooperation of all of the political parties to restore confidence in our government. It will not be an easy job to do. Rather than blame somebody, we should look forward and finds ways of solving these problems. It is no wonder why an outgoing president has white or very gray hair after serving his term in office. If you have any good ideas about how to solve some of these problems, then write to your local politician and offer suggestions. Do not be afraid to voice your opinion with a letter to the editor. It takes the effort of all of the people together to solve complicated problems like we are facing now. We must unite as a people and support our politicians and President as they try to help us out. Be patient, as Rome was not built in one day, but its foundations still exist today. Suggest ideas rather than complain about other people's ideas. Do your patriotic duty and vote in every election to make sure that we get good knowledgeable people in policical offices. Go to your place of worship as a family and pray for Divine Help for all of us. Support our government. Try to help those in need of our help. Share what you have with others. Most of all stay united as a family. God bless the United States of America.