America the Beautiful

IMG_1325Only a few days ago, I attended a moment of American history. I watched as President Barack Obama was sworn into the highest public office in America. In the early morning hours before the inauguration began I saw the sun raising over a Capitol Building that was still shrouded in the evenings darkness. While watching I noticed that this was symbolic of new hope for the next four years. It was a day of hope, hope that the next four years will be better. Hope that the problems of today will be the victories of yesterday. The basic ideas that brighter days are on the horizon and the American people will continue moving forward. It was symbolic that although our political views sometimes divide us, we all still strive for the same goal; a better America and a better future. It was a day that did not matter whether you were Democratic or Republican, Conservative or Liberal. We were all Americans. All people with the common belief that as bad as things may be sometimes, we are part of the most magnificent country in the world. We are part of something beautiful. A country as beautiful as all the men, women and children who inhabit it; we are part of America the beautiful.

2 thoughts on “America the Beautiful

  1. I have to separate the “America” part from the plitical part of America the beautiful. I could not bring myself to watch the innauguration of a President who is purposed to change this country into a place is was never intended to be. Our Constitution is being stomped on and the actions of this administration dishonor the Founding Fathers.

    • Paul,

      I understand that you may not agree with many of his policies, and to be honest I don’t agree with many of his political views either. The founding father’s intended on having a country led by the collective choice of the people. Although he my not be what you want or maybe even what I want, he was still who the majority of Americans wanted, and that’s the very essence of American Democracy.This inauguration wasn’t about whether or not you like Obama or not, it was a celebration of what it means to be American.I do understand where you are coming from and I’m sure a lot of people feel the same way.

      Thanks for the comment,

      Andy

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