Senator Barack Obama inaugurated 44th U.S. president in Washington D.C.

Senator Obama became first black man to take oath as President of U.S. today. Millions stood at attention in Washington D.C. as Obama became 44th President.

West Palm Beach, FL (–The inauguration of Illinois Senator Barack Hussein Obama took place moments ago in Washington D.C. Amidst 29F freezing temperatures and frigid 21F winds, blowing over millions of Americans gathered on the mall, the 44th President of the United States of America was sworn into the oval office by U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Honorable John G. Roberts.

President Obama took the podium and gave his first official address to the American people and the world as President of the United States. He greeted the nation, “My fellow citizens, I stand here today humbled by the task before us.” He thanked Former President George W. Bush, Jr., for his service to the American people and the world. President Obama spoke of the great nation of America made possible by its people. He claimed through the rising tides of prosperity, the still waters of peace, and amidst gathering clouds of raging storms, the people of the United States have remained faithful.

He spoke of a nation in the midst of a crisis. Financial fall outs, war, poverty, and greed has lead to a sagging of confidence and left a nagging fear in the citizens of America. “On this day we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict…” President Obama demands we, as a united nation, need to set aside childish things and reaffirm are enduring spirit. The evolution of America has not been the path of the faint hearted. “Greatness must be earned. Risk takers, doers, and men and women obscure in their labor is what our country was founded upon. All are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.” Time and time again these men and women struggled and sacrificed so we could live a better life.

President Obama calls on the American people to begin today to continue this journey. There are some who question the scale of our ambitions…their memories are short for they have forgotten what our nation has already done. These cynics have failed to understand the ground beneath them has shifted. Our capacity as a nation and people remains undiminished. We need to meet the demands of a new age based on our original principles of honesty, courage, and loyalty.

President Obama says a return of these truths brings a new era of responsibility, restoring the duty to ourselves and the rest of the world. It is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people who will bring this change. The force of our example to the world by the temperant use of our qualities of humility and strength will enact change and unite us. We will conduct our business in the light of day, and we will not apologize for our way of life. Our patch work heritage remains our strength and not our weakness.

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