President's 2nd Inaugural Message traces the way for unity in America
Alfredo B. Ancheta
Anchor for Allvoices
What greater if not the greatest gist of President Barack Obama's 2nd Inaugural Message than "the unity of the American people?"
It was observed that the in-and-out fightings between the Democrats and Republicans during the last four years because former Senator Barack Obama was then, the president did not bring the much desired Change Americans need. It was so because of the "crystal clear disunity" that rocked the White House. Disunity stalled then, the administration's important priorities and programs because of failure of Republican party leaders to lend their cooperation to President Obama for the good of the American people. Politically rested personal hate and racism against the president boiled down to a pronounced disunity in Washington that somehow economically stagnated America.
The batterings and oppositions Republican leaders waged against President Obama during the last four years manifestly evidenced the tolls in the day to day lives of Americans especially among the poor and Middle classes. Nevertheless, those bitterness against a president with a Kenyan blood may be regarded as things of the past and what are all important now is today in order that tomorrow will follow.
The gist of President Obama's 2nd Inaugural Address outlines the urgent need for American leaders to unite for the survival of the American people and nation. In that address, the one American Voice through President Obama points out that the war in Washington D.C during the last four years did nothing good for every American. It made America more sickly and was unable to recover the way it must, should the war had not been waged.
There is a need that the war in DC must stop as President Obama invites all Americans to unite as itobin53 puts it:
"You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time – not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals. Let us each of us now embrace, with solemn duty and awesome joy, what is our lasting birthright. With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom."
President Obama clearly and emphatically delivered the unifying message of the 2nd Inaugural Address and may all Americans take heed, they be Republicans or Democrats. Washington doesn't belong to Democrats and Republicans alone, it belongs to One America and to One American People.