20 January 2009

History and Hope

Today I watched the swearing-in of America’s 44th President, Barack Obama, the first African American to lead the nation.

Words can’t seem to convey the joy and hope that is felt not only in the US, but around the world. This change comes at a pivotal time when the world faces one of the largest recessions in history. The fact that a nation can overcome years of racial boundaries and prejudice to put this man in power marks a turning point in history – it’s a time of change and a mammoth leap towards equality and unity of mankind. No longer can one rely upon the crutch of missed opportuniy or humble beginnings for President Obama proves that anyone, no matter race or creed, can achieve great things and make a change in the world.

It my sincere hope that this President will live up to the very high expectations that have been set upon him. Change is in the air and it’s about damn time!

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