Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Looking Back

. . . to Move Forward

“Today we continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meaning of [our founding] words with the realities of our time. For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they’ve never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth. The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.

“And for more than two hundred years, we have. 

“Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.”

—President Barack Obama, in his second inaugural address, Jan. 21, 2013 (Thanks to James Fallows)

“He puts a positive spin on everything. Anything is possible.” —Quote from the inauguration crowd, National Public Radio, Jan. 21, 2013 
• Editorial Comment: Even Mitch McConnell says it's a new beginning. So let us begin again.

Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s collection of WORDs on courage, individual rights, human dignity and liberty from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.? Click here.

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