One of the things my parents taught me was that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. Applying that to my inauguration day post, it will necessarily be brief.
I hope and pray that Barack Obama will be successful as President of the United States because I hope and pray that the United States will be successful. I will support him in every measure that I believe will move us toward that goal; I will oppose in in every measure that I believe will move us away from that goal. I will pray for divine guidance for him as he seeks to lead our great country, and for his safety as well as that of his wife and his charming daughters.
Whether or not I agree with President Obama’s positions on the issues, I do agree it is an historic inauguration day as our first president of African-American descent is sworn it. While it doesn’t prove that we, as a nation, have moved beyond race, I believe it does prove that we’ve moved beyond racism, that that has to be a good thing.