22 January 2009

"...know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

"...when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations."

"The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history..."

President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address 20 January 2009
((photos found here and here))

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