Monday, January 21, 2013


Two very important events happened today here in the United States of America.
The first was the annual celebration of the life of the late Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior.
The dreamer.

"I have a dream that one day my four little children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Many feel that dream has come true, not just in the course of social events over the last couple of decades, but by the election in 2008 and the re-election in 2012 of Democrat Barack Obama, who was publicly sworn into office today to undertake his second and final term as President of the United States.

President Barack Obama
President Obama took his first oath of office on January 20, 2009; the day after that year's observance of the King holiday. Obama officially took the oath of office for his second term in a private ceremony yesterday, January 20; as prescribed by the current regulations governing this country, but the public ceremony and celebrations were delayed until today.

Like Doctor King, the current President has tried to do what's right for this country and its people, despite opposing opinions, in this case: from the Republican Party and their supporters; who have criticized and/or impeded the President's actions at every opportunity.

As the President said himself during his inauguration speech earlier today, paralleling the words of both Doctor King and former President Abraham Lincoln, there is no denying that the world is not perfect, that it takes people willing to do what's right to make it better. Where once people were misjudged by their race, now the negative criticisms are based upon their wealth and/or social standing.

The federal budget, gun control, and a score of other topics...
It is as certain as you are reading these words right now that things must change for the better; for no country can successfully travel upon the road the United States of America has found itself on before the current administration first took office, and that some still wish us to traverse.

"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." (mlk,jr)

"For now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay. We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect. We must act, knowing that today's victories will be only partial, and that it will be up to those who stand here in four years, and forty years, and four hundred years hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred to us in a spare Philadelphia hall." --From President Obama's second inauguration speech, January 21, 2013.

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