On the 21st January 2013, Barack H Obama delivered a progressive and inspirational inaugural speech as he starts his second term as the 44th President of the USA. Citing from the American Declaration of Independence he said
“all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”
In a very American style, the ceremony included famous patriotic songs James Taylor sang “America the beautiful” Kelly Clarkson “My country Tis of Thee” and Beyoncé delivered a great version of their national Anthem
Obama made sure he included everyone in his address
“It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts.Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country.Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia, to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm.”
Here is the video of the whole speech and click here for the complete text
This was later followed by the Commader-in -chief ball where the first couple danced as Jennifer Hudson sang the Al Green classic “Let’s Stay Together”
Good luck, Mr President!