Today was the day: President Barack Obama was sworn in as the President of the United State for the second time. Well, he was sworn in yesterday and then again today in a very public ceremony. It was awesome. Obama placed his hand on the Bibles of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. and promised to be awesome. By using terms like this when I describe Obama’s swearing in, I ensure I will never be appointed as Obama’s Press Secretary, but I wasn’t really working hard for that job so I suppose that’s okay.
Here are some of the inspiring words from Obama’s Inaugural Address today:
“It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.”
Sure, slavery was abolished a while ago, and sure we girls can vote, but I truly believe our nation has a long way to go to get back in the game of being awesome. We’ve got to treat each other with compassion, love and respect and learn to love in harmony. That is what’s going to make America as awesome as she once was. And I for one am ready to see what our president can do to help bring us back.