Today, an American was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama.
On a cold day in DC, crowds estimated to number at least 2 million participated in something never seen before, an event that many thought would never happen; waving small American flags,cheering and weeping in joy and with emotion bred by years of unanswered hope and crushed dreams, as an African-American took office. A man who embodies the mix of dreamers, refugees and downtrodden who came from every nation of the globe to transform themselves into that strange and great creation – an American.
For most Americans, it was a time to dream of unity, a time to hope for recovery from eight disastrous years under an administration led by people who were either incompetent or intent upon destroying this nation. But for some, who call themselves ‘patriot’ and conservative and ‘True American’, it was a day of grief and rage.
Rush Limbaugh, on his daily broadcast, less than an hour after the swearing-in, was declaring that the inaugural speech was flat, with nothing but empty oratory. In his normal bombastic manner, El Rushbo said that if the speech was truly written by President Obama, it just showed what an empty suit our new leader may be, with no ‘hook’, no stirring call to Americans.
From WorldNetDaily’s columnist, Joseph Farah, we have a call to
David Frum, formerly a contributing editor at The National Review, invited conservative friends to his home to
In response, I post the words of our new President
On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.
On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.
We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.