Transcript of President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address

Jan 21, 2009


I didn't get to watch the live inaugural address of President Barack Obama so I am reading the transcript here at NY Times. This is one of my favorite part of his speech:
"And so, to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and we are ready to lead once more."
I had goosebumps reading this transcript. His presidency is propelled with such goodwill and hope, not unlike our very own Cory Aquino when she was sworn to office. The people are all eager for change and reading his speech, you feel like you are part of a great thing and would like to give all your effort to work for that change.

I hope this part of his speech was heard loud in clear by our very own leaders. It really felt like he was speaking to them.
"To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."
Goodluck, President Obama!









4 comments: to “ Transcript of President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address

  • Steve
    January 21, 2009  

    I found it a bit disturbing, but as for the featured quote, one has to understand what he means by "lead once more". The fact is, America has been leading. One may or may not like the direction, but leadership is the absence of consensus.

    What Obama wants to do is follow what the rest of the world wants us to do. That is not leadership. But it's too late now, so here we go. lol

  • Nortehanon
    January 21, 2009  

    I admire his eloquence, his gift of gab. Sana meron ako kahit kapiranggot nun heehee

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    January 22, 2009  

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  • reyna elena
    January 23, 2009  

    "To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

    That's the one that i like. Patama dun sa tiga Pasig. hehhe

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