BARACK OBAMA: Today was a historical day in America as it herald's in the second Inauguration of the first Black President of the United States. Present Obama is now officially our second term president as of this year 2013. Watching him at his Inaugural address is both inspiring and full of pomp and circumstance. All eyes were on President Obama today with baited breath, watching and noticing how stately he exuded 'swank appeal." He stood statuesque at the podium in a magnificent dark suit, sporting a long dark coat and spoke in his usual awe-inspiring tone. The crowds' roar rang out throughout the Capitol in absolute acceptance of his speech on equality.
The beginning of his inaugural speech is self evident, he stated, "What makes us exceptional, what makes us America is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
- My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together.
For we, the people understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.
- We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work, when the wages of honest labor will liberate families from the brink of hardship.
We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.
The Presidents' calling for national community and for all Americans to unite as a nation was resonated in the following sentence; "Our work is not over until all of our children feel safe and cared for." Newtown Connecticut is not forgotten and gun control is on his presidential "To Do List" for change in America during his last term. The scene in the crowded Capitol was picturesque as Americans respectfully listened to the President's speech. During his speech the sound of quiet was almost haunting, as the commitment and respect for this president's second inauguration was felt by everyone in attendance.
The big pushes which the president so eloquently spoke of were; a push on equality, a push on his agenda, and a push on gun control, a push on climate change, and push on compromise needed from the Republicans. The following words from President Obama rang out over and through the crowd, "We were made for this moment and we will seize it!" The fate of the nation lies with the upcoming major Supreme Court Rulings which are about to be recognized and will be argued in March.
Obama's words echoed a resonance of former president FDR and were heard today in a warrior style, as he spoke of the pursuit of peace over the pursuit of war. Foreign policy is something he actually has the power to change. The rest of his speech will need the assistance of the Republicans, which no doubt will be rebuffed as usual, since their whole agenda has been in support and protection of the 1% over the majority. The 'adult daycare center' situation (eluding to the childish way in which the right wingers have been handling policy) for which the Republicans have upheld so dear, for the presidents first term must end. This president will no longer tolerate the stonewalling and name-calling.
No matter how this presidents' second term plays out in reality, the dye has already been cast, and history has been made. The winds of change have already been recognized.