Tyler Franklin (marshmallowyme) wrote,
Tyler Franklin

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 I am not a writer, nor a historian, nor do I have any real connection to or investment in the President of the United States of America outside of being a citizen of the country he holds office in. However, being a citizen of the United States of America now carries with it an importance that has not been seen since the nation was first born. That being said, I am here to discuss the events of today, January 20th, 2009. History was made today, no more than an hour ago. History that has been predicted, dreamt of, and strived for for centuries finally came to fruition today. What has for so long been an inspiration of hope for the future is now a monumental moment in our nation's history, one that will be taught to our children, our children's children, and our legacies many generations into the future. A new world was born today, and we are all citizens of it. For the first time since I was old enough to comprehend what being an American meant, I am proud to be one. I am proud to be an American. I am proud to be a human. I am proud to not only bear witness to this step in evolution of our nation and of the human race, but to experience it. Not only to witness it, but to feel it. The world will never be the same again. The past has become a foundation on which we can only build upon. The future, a horizon of limitless possibility. Anything can happen, but nobody knows exactly what will. The state of our people is unprecedented. Never before have we as a nation of brothers been so empowered. But where does this power come from? A man? A race? A country? No. This power comes from within ourselves, for we have proven to ourselves and to the rest of the world that WE ARE CAPABLE. And with that, we are empowered by a newfound confidence in ourselves and our brothers to act in the best interest of the future of humanity. It is this confidence that gives us our power, and it is this confidence that sparks the electric feeling that all Americans are feeling today. The man Barack Obama is only the light bulb that our confidence has lit, the symbol of our ability to act and improve upon our foundations. Today is not just his day, but ours as well. So congratulations America. We have finally fulfilled our potential. We admitted that we had a problem, the first step of recovery, and now we are standing up and taking the necessary actions to make America beautiful once more. I am proud to be an American once more, and I cannot thank you enough for that. God bless us.
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