Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Reflections on Obama Inauguration

Another great speech by Barack Obama as he was inaugurated a while ago. The ball is now not just in the hands of Obama, but in the hands of all American people as well. As the new PUSA said:
Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends - hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism - these things are old. These things are true.
What does this all mean to us? Well, we can gain inspiration from Obama's words. Back to basics. No shortcuts. Relying on our own selves more. Do we really have to wait for our rotten leaders to change? Our hairs will turn white before that actually happens. A change in government personnel is very much welcome, but maybe we, as private citizens, have to take up the cudgels. Let us be responsible for our own fates, without losing sight of our responsibility to our nation.
Heavy stuff? I'm sorry I can't help it. Obama's words have that effect on me. 
Photo: ajagendorf25, Flickr, Creative Commons

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