We Should All Take the Oath

January 20, 2009 at 8:51 am Leave a comment

I’m glad today is the day we can briefly (hopefully) put all politics aside and note something very important. Regardless of political belief, or who we as individuals voted for as President, today marks something equally as large as the historic inauguration of Obama today – and that is the reminder that we are not only installing a new leader today, but installing a new leader to the freest nation in the world.

We should each take the oath to support our country in the same way the President does today. And we need every opportunity to remind ourselves and our children that we what have in this country is not “guaranteed” without us doing our part. We get really hung up on the next episode of our favorite TV show, a sale on clothes, “getting a great deal”, and so on…..but at the end of the day those things a re superficial. The only reason we are able to “worry” about things large, small, real, and/or superficial is because we have the freedom and choice to do so.

Freedom.

Freedom.

Our process is a free and peaceful one. It is that way thanks to our founding fathers. It is that way for those who fought for what they believed in both overseas and in our own country. God Bless America.

I’m saying the oath today too….

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

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