Saturday, January 22, 2005

Presidential Inauguration

Thursday saw the inauguration of George W. Bush as our president for a second term. His inauguration address was very moving. Here is an excerpt:

"From all of you, I have asked patience in the hard task of securing America, which you have granted in good measure. Our country has accepted obligations that are difficult to fulfill, and would be dishonorable to abandon. Yet because we have acted in the great liberating tradition of this nation, tens of millions have achieved their freedom. And as hope kindles hope, millions more will find it. By our efforts, we have lit a fire as well – a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power, it burns those who fight its progress, and one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world."

The bold text is by me to highlight one of the more poetic passages of the text.

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