Inauguration 2013

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    http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf...tion_2013.html

    "You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country's course.You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time — not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals.
    Let each of us now embrace, with solemn duty and awesome joy, what is our lasting birthright. With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.
    Thank you, God Bless you, and may He forever bless these United States of America."



    Obama is not the first POTUS to be sworn in on MLK day, but it seems so appropriate. MLK would be proud, we should be proud...
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    Why is it appropriate that he be sworn in on MLK day? How would MLK be proud? Why should we be proud? Most so called "black leaders" preach the exact opposite of what MLK preached. Obama has not had to struggle in his life. He did not have to deal with the civil rights era like several black leaders in Congress. He has no slave blood lineage in this country. Obama actually has ties to owning slaves in this country. MLK has more in common with the Republican party than he has with the Democratic party. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/us...anted=all&_r=0
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    I don't recall asking, in my original post, if MLK identified most with republicans or democrats...that bit of assumption is not really relevant to the post.
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    My point is that MLK preached the exact opposite of what President Obama and the current crop of black leaders preach today. Other than being black their vision of America is entirely opposite.
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    Quote from 22gawhitacre
    My point is that MLK preached the exact opposite of what President Obama and the current crop of black leaders preach today. Other than being black their vision of America is entirely opposite.
    In what way?
    I don't have any idea what you are typing about. Perhaps a "compare and contrast' will help.

    I'm also confused about this post: http://allnurses-breakroom.com/us-po...ml#post7131034

    It states, "He has no slave blood lineage in this country."

    Then posts a link to an article that says.
    "Mr. Obama’s mother had, in addition to her European ancestors, at least one African forebear and that the president is most likely descended from one of the first documented African slaves in the United States."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/us...nted=all&_r=1&
    Last edit by herring_RN on Jan 21, '13
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    Quote from herring_RN
    In what way?
    I don't have any idea what you are typing about.
    I am going to presume that 22g is just being argumentative again...as he/she is clearly not a fan of this president.

    Today is a day to be proud, in my estimation, of how far we have come as a country. We still have a long ways to go in terms of bigotry and racism but, oh baby, it is sooo much better than it used to be.
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    If this inauguration discussion is merely about race instead of substance, I would have been much more proud of how far we've come as a nation if it had been Colin Powell or Condoleeza Rice taking office today.
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    I want it to be about fashion. And although i thought MO's coat was awesome, that little sweater would be okay if she were six. The designer of her ensemble usually does men's fashions......and it shows.
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