Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The End Of An Era, And The Birth Of New Hope

I know alot has already been said about the inauguration today, but I just thought I would toss in my 2 cents...Today we all witnessed history. Say what you will about the huge ceremoney, and the judge messing up on the words during the swearing in...today marked a turning point for the country. So many hisotrical touchstones were reached today such as minority being inaugurated as president. Today also demonstrated that great hope can shine through the state our country is currently in. Yes, the economy has gone to shit, we are fighting a pointless war, and we are viewed as power hungry enforcers around the world, however for the first time in 8 years I felt optimistic and hopeful about our countries future. Naysayers be damned, their is no person in this country who was not emotionley moved when they saw all the different people, from all different walks of life, united under a common sense of unity and hope. To quote the speech

 "Let it be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive ... that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations."

Im not saying the next four years are going to be easy, the country faces a pileing number of issues. Yet, today I felt that if we have the right man leading us, and we all need join in unity and do our part, we can pull through these tough times, and emerge a stronger country on the other side.

For the first time in 8 years, I was proud to be an American.



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