I had a different entry ready to post today, but after watching the inauguration of US President Barak Obama, I thought it more appropriate to acknowledge this fundamental change in American politics.
I have little to add to the extensive media commentary about today’s event other than I thought his speech was feisty and deep felt.
Two things in his speech struck a deep chord in me:
- “We will restore science to its rightful place.”
- … in speaking of faiths he included a wholesome reference to “nonbelievers”
I don’t know how realistic it is to expect major changes, but he has brought hope, and that’s a major change after the Bush era.