Barack Obama Inauguration Speech


Ladies and Gentlemen,

the President-elect

of the United States,

Barack H. Obama!

I've to say the applause on our rooftop

there, just near the Capitol, is deafning.

That is a crowd of millions,

applauding their new leader,

and this is the realization

of that dream

that M. Luther King spoke about

in the holy 1960's.

Notice also that

the announcer's announcement

is Barack H. Obama,

H of course stands for Hussein.

When he takes the earth of office,

he would say

Barack Hussein Obama,

that middle-name has been very

controversial throughout the campaign,

but it sends

an enormously important signal too,

many people around the world,

and especially in the middle-east.

That signal that precedes

today's speech

that precedes any policy,

to consume this White House.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

the chairman of the Joy Congrationnal

Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies,

the honorable Dianne Feinstein.

Mr. President and Vice-President,

Mr. President-elect,

and Vice-President-elect,

ladies and gentlemen.

Welcome to the inauguration

of the 44th President

of the United States of America.

The world is watching today,

as our great democracy engages

in this peaceful

transition of power.

Here, on the National Mall,

where we remember

the founders of our nation,

and those who fought

to make it free,

we gather to etch another line

in the solid stone of history.

The freedom of a people

to choose its leaders

is the root of liberty.

In a world where political strike

is too often selled with violence,

we come here every four years

to bestow the power

of the presidency.

Upon our democratically

elected leader,

Those who doubt

the supremacy of the ballot

over the bullet

can never diminish the power

engedered by non-violence struggles

for justice and equality

like the one

that made this day possible.

No triumph, tainted by brutality,

could ever match

the sweet victory of this hour

and what it means

to whose who marched

and died to make it a reality.

Our work is not yet finished,

but future generations

will mark this morning

as the turning-point for real

and necessary changes in our nation.

The will look back,

and remember

that this was the moment

when the dream

that once echoed a cross history,

from the steps

of the Lincoln Memorial,

finally reaches the walls

of the White House.

In that spirit,

we today not only inaugurate

a new administration,

we pledge ourselves to the hope,

the vision, the unity,

and a renewed call to greatness,

inspired by the 44th President

of the United States,

Barack Obama.

Thank you. And God bless America.

At this time,

I call upon Dr. Rick Warren,

Pastor of the Celibate Church

in Lake Forest, California,

to provide the invocation.

Let us pray...

Almighty God,

our Father,

Everything we see,

and everything we can't see,

exists because of you alone.

It all comes from you.

It all belongs to you.

It all exists for your glory.

History is your story.

The Scripture tells us:

"Hear, Oh Israel,

the Lord is our God,

the Lord is one."

And you are the compassionate

and merciful one.

And you are loving

to everyone you have made.

Now today,

we rejoice not only

in America's peaceful transfer of power

for the 44th time,

we celebrate

a hinge-point of history

with the inauguration of our first

African-American President

of the United States.

We are so grateful

to live in this land,

a land of unequaled possibility,

where the son

of an African immigrant

can rise to the highest level

of our leadership.

And we know today that Dr. King,

and a great cloud of witnesses,

are shouting in heaven.

Give to our new President,

Barack Obama,

the wisdom

to lead us with humility,

the courage

to lead us with integrity,

the compassion

to lead us with generosity.

Bless and protect him,

his family,

Vice-President Biden, the cabinet,

and every one

of our freely elected leaders.

Help us, oh God,

to remember that we are Americans,

united not by race,

or religion, or blood,

but to our commitment to freedom,

and justice for all.

When we focus on ourselves,

when we fight each other,

when we forget you,

forgive us.

When we presume that our greatness

and our prosperity is ours alone,

forgive us.

When we fail to treat

our fellow human beings

and all the earth with the respect

that they deserve,

forgive us.

And as we face

these difficult days ahead,

may we have

a new birth of clarity in our aims,

responsibility in our actions,

humility in our approaches,

and civility in our attitudes

even when we differ.

Help us to share, to serve,

and to seek the common good of all.

May all people of good will today

join together

to work for a more just,

a more healthy, and a more prosperous

nation, and a peaceful planet.

And may we never

forget that one day,

all nations and all people

will stand accountable before you.

We now commit our new president,

and his wife Michelle,

and his daughters, Malia and Sasha,

into your loving care.

I humbly ask this in the name of the one

who changed my life,





who taught us to pray:

Our father,

who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

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