Today has been a wonderful Monday! I had school off in honour of MLK Day and President Obama was sworn into office for the second time. My family and I are very Democratic and have supported Obama since 2007. I can remember my parents watching him give a speech at a church in Georgia and though I wouldn’t admit it then, I thought he was an amazingly eloquent speaker. Now, six years later I still support him and I think he is on the path towards fixing this country.
Today is also a historic day. Not only is he our first African American president; he has been elected twice and Rachel Maddow pointed out that this must not have been a mistake or a fluke four years ago. America voted for him and have voted for him again because they believe he is right for the job (at least I do). And President Obama will also go down in history for his inaugural speech. For the first time in history, he acknowledged and spoke about gay people in his speech.
I’m just so glad that I am apart of this generation and I was at home to see the entire Inauguration Day.
- Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. –Barack Obama
- It’s time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent. – Barack Obama
- If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress. -Barack Obama