President Obama has just finished his Second Inaugural Address, and it can be seen as a speech for the ages, and a call to action, far more impressive than his first Inaugural Address four years ago.
He brought up Seneca Falls, New York (women’s rights), Selma, Alabama (civil rights), Stonewall in Manhattan, New York (gay and lesbian rights)!
He brought up climate change, clean energy, immigration reform, protection of children and all Americans from gun violence.
He brought up the Founding Fathers, and our imperfect Union, being made more perfect over time, and with lots of hard work and dedication to making America better!
He spoke of the need to address the crises of entitlements of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and the need to fix them in a responsible way.
He challenged America to come together and take action to make America a better nation that fully promotes equality, social justice, and tolerance for all. In many ways, he sounded like FDR in his Second Inaugural Address!
And he called upon the nation to attempt diplomacy in place of going to war, and sending our military into harm’s way.
It is an ambitious agenda, but it is an inspiring speech that calls for our better nature to prevail!
Let us hope for a better second term for Barack Obama!