The month of January, 2013 will forever go down in history as one of the most monumental periods in American and world history. Now, with the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, the world and our nation is at a place where change is evident and take place. Through his message of hope and economic achievement to the people, we as nation waits to see the direction our president will lead us in. One must say, what a chilling and emotional event it was, being a witness by sight and ear to Obama's speech, in how he connected the past to the future, in an orator like manner as Dr. King and Abraham Lincoln would deliver.
The transition in the message, from Lincoln to King, and now Obama still remains the same and resonates with the people by the masses. "A house divided against itself will not stand.” How evident it is at this point in American history, now in 2013 where our congressmen and senators, individuals chosen to protect the people, being there for the people, stand divided ever more now than ever in American history. Republicans and Democrats, foe and friends on both side of the isle, it's urgent that we set aside our petty political agendas and differences and uplift the American people. One hundred years before Dr. King gave his historic “I have a dream speech, President Lincoln gave arguably the greatest speech in American history and delivery at Gettysburg, reminding the nation and world, that all men are created equal and that the United States of America will not parish from the earth. It is God that put you leaders in place to be the backbone for the people but not dictator to the people. It is now February, the annual Black History month; let’s continue the theme of “we shall overcome some day.”