Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A moment and some words.

"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."


  1. Good day for language?

  2. Language that means something. That would be good too.

  3. Such a day. Such a wonderful day. And the words on your banner resonate: Get to work. It is time for just this now, so we make good on these inspiring words.

  4. I really hoped here though that he would launch into the meaning of happiness. He did go into the idea of those who only want fame and fortune right after that, but I thought it was a good opportunity to blow the idea of happiness wide open. It's such an American ideal--happiness--it would be a great opportunity to give it some holistic definition.

    But, maybe in its vagueness, it has the most rhetorical power.

  5. A happy day to listen to a President talk of peace and open hands...

  6. Such a moment in time. I wept with happiness all day long.

    Obama's speech was a good speech on a great day. He's done better, I think. But the soberness of his address and even the restrained tone were exactly what the event called for.



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