Tuesday, January 20, 2009


One of the advantages of being "free" today was the chance to watch history take place.

I guess all of us will have our own take on what happened this morning. The expression on the President Elect's face as he came down the hall to take the oath. His face said to me "I have a right to be here." Not only did he take the oath on the Bible Abraham Lincoln used' but Lincoln was sworn in by Chief Justice Taney. Taney basically said in the Dred Scott Decision that blacks "are so far inferior that they had no rightswhich the white man was bound to respect." How far we have come and how far we still have to go.

And my take on the president's speech is this. If we give up all that we are we may lose all that we have. That we have much in our history to be proud of. That it's long past time to remember who we were, reclaim it and rebuild a nation our children (nephews) will be proud of.

Reality will set in tomorrow, and we'll have to start rebuilding. But for now, Lord Almighty what a day.


emmapeelDallas said...

What a day indeed. It's been a LONG time coming. Good post.


Kathy said...

The 'poor' freshman intern working with me Tuesday had much to lament ... little work and boredom while watching (as if he did) the ignauration streaming live across my desk.

Sorry young man. History in the making deserves to be paid attention to. I loved the speech ... and indeed, we are long past due to remember where we came from, how we got here and who we are ...

Now. Let's get to work!