Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Change has come!

As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake. And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.
The complete text is here (with the cool NYTimes treatment!).

Other tidbits: First, this has been a fine way to spend my grandmother's birthday (woman #4 in photo #2 in this post) She was a groundbreaking woman. Also, check out this wonderful contrast! And here's Emmie's take on the day's events. Here is a good collection of the day's links, including this cool photo of the crowd.


fletch said...


A Free Man said...


June said...

It was something, wasn't it! Do ya think we're hungry for change or what!!