"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...
- 0Jan 21, '13 by 22gawhitacreWhy 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
- 4Quote from 22gawhitacreIn what way?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.
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
- 6Quote from herring_RNI am going to presume that 22g is just being argumentative again...as he/she is clearly not a fan of this president.In what way?
I don't have any idea what you are typing about.
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.