As I watch Barack Obama take the oath and listen to him speak, I am amazed. Martin Luther King is happy. This man. This time. President Obama is a person who requires you to work for a better life. That is his call.
Here are some simple quotes from his inaugural speech.
“Do our business in the light of day.”
“We are ready to lead once more.”
“Our power alone does not protect us.”
We will encourage “greater understanding between nations.”
“We will defeat those who slaughter innocents.”
“We cannot ignore suffering outside our borders.”
“Remember who we are and how far we have traveled.”
Millions. Millions in chairs from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial.
He did it. We did it. We turned our backs on the hate-filled rhetoric of the past and opened ourselves to the greater ideals of virtue and hope. And that makes this a Great Day.