Tuesday, January 20, 2009

History In The Making

Hey Y'all!

I hope this post finds you doing well. It is actually snowing in my neck of the woods!! Yep, it is snowing in the state of South Carolina! Can you believe it?

Today marks a historic event in our nation's history. Almost 46 years ago, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke the words, "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal."

Today, at 12 noon local time, the Unites States of America is swearing-in its first African American President, Barack Hussein Obama, the 44th President of the United States.

The United States
Constitution mandates the President make the following oath before entering the office of the Presidency. "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Traditionally, "so help me God" is added by newly elected or re-elected Presidents.

The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 begins, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."

I am proud to be an American and to witness a monumental change in our nation's history. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be proud of "We The People" and what we have accomplished this day.

Thanks for stopping by y'all and have a fabulous day!

Lisa M. Rodgers
Cactus & Ivy
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