Sunday, January 18, 2009

Buckle your seatbelts

Did you know we needed a NEW Declaration of Independence? Here's some Sunday Morning reading for you. Thanks Robbie!
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Invoking hope and history, President-elect Barack Obama rolled into the capital city Saturday night after pledging to help bring the nation "a new Declaration of Independence" and promising to rise to the stern challenges of the times. He kicked off a four-day inaugural celebration with a daylong rail trip, retracing the path Abraham Lincoln took in 1861.

Obama began his day in Philadelphia, where he said the young nation had faced its "first true test" as a fragile democracy. He ended it in Washington, where his own tests await after his inauguration on Tuesday.

The president-in-waiting drew on a grand heritage of American giants as he appealed "not to our easy instincts but to our better angels," an echo of Lincoln's first inaugural address. He took note of the enormous challenges that lie ahead and promised to act with "fierce urgency," a phrase often used by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Riding a vintage railcar on his whistle-stop trip to Washington, Obama carried with him the hopes of a nation weary of war, frightened of economic chaos and searching for better days. Vice President-elect Joe Biden joined the journey en route, from his home in Delaware, and spoke for many when he said he was excited and ready for Tuesday.

Then, sobered by the challenges of governing, Biden added: "I think it's Wednesday we need to be ready."

Obama was smiling and confident throughout the day and across the miles, reaching at each stop for history's lessons. In Philadelphia, he noted the risks taken by the men who declared America independent from Britain. In Wilmington, he applauded the state that first ratified the Constitution. And in Baltimore, he hailed the troops at Fort McHenry who beat back the British navy and inspired the poem that became "The Star-Spangled Banner."

6 comments:

Charmingia Hardassia said...

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Anonymous said...

Is this supposed to be a negative commentary about the president? There is no reason to be upset you know. It's not like we have to put up with another eight years of that stupid fool Bush. President Obama is a good, smart, Christian guy. Things will be okay. With his leadership, we'll get through this right-wing-republican-created mess.
Peace,

Bonnie

crystal said...

Bonnie, it is what it is and to think,,, I didn't even have to resort to ignorant name calling. I merely quoted the liberal lap dogs. That man's religion is between him and his God and not for me to judge nor is it relevant to his proletariats.
There is nothing that would thrill me more than to say I was wrong but I am certain I will not get that chance. For the last 8 years I have allowed others to have their opinion without so much as a whimper from me. Now I ask you to have the same grace and decorum and allow me the same opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Who resorted to ignorant name calling? I accept your apology.

bonnie

crystal said...

"stupid fool Bush"???


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Pronunciation:
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I think it's pretty clear. I think you meant to say "I'M SORRY" and no, you'll get no apology from me, nor will you get any more comments published on my blog because ultimately this is MY SPACE and your ignorance astounds me.

Rhonda Henrich said...

Crystal,

May I applaud your tact and common sense. I don't think I would have been so sensible had I had such posts.

God bless you.

Mrs. Rhonda Henrich