April 24, 2014

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Obama's inaugural address one of strength and vision

Barack Obama publicly took the oath of office for his second term on Monday, January 21 and it's obvious to all that he intends this term to be very different from the first. He clearly sees himself as a defender of the poor working class against the rich and powerful and of the rights of all people equally as well as the protector of our planet.

In his inaugural speech, just over 18 minutes, a short one by historical standards, Obama was the first president ever to use the word "gay" as he addressed the rights of gay Americans. He offered hope to the middle class with the promise of new policies,  to the gays with promises of rights and recognition and promised to respond to the threat of climate change for the future of our children and future generations.