In one sense, today is an historic day. We’ve now sworn in our 44th President, in yet another peaceful transition of the leadership of our government.
But it seems to me that the only other way to see this day as historic is to view Obama based on his skin color. Isn’t that exactly the opposite of what MLK was getting at.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I think the celebration is over the top, both in cost, and extravagance. The liberal double-standard is in play, as President Bush spent less on his parties, and was derided more. But, such is neither here nor there.
I expect President Obama will not meet the rather high expectations of his supporters, nor the worst fears of his detractors.
May God keep President Obama and our country safe.
Some other interesting quotes that come to mind right now.
I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
* Speech in Detroit, Michigan (1963-06-23)
Man is man because he is free to operate within the framework of his destiny. He is free to deliberate, to make decisions, and to choose between alternatives. He is distinguished from animals by his freedom to do evil or to do good and to walk the high road of beauty or tread the low road of ugly degeneracy.
* The Measures of Man (1959)
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