Monday, January 21, 2013

Barack Hussein Obama's Second Presidential Inauguration

When I started listening to the president's speech I immediately had the urge to go back and listen to previous inauguration speeches, Ronald Reagan's 1981 speech especially. It's as if Barack Hussein is President of the Union of Socialist States of America. Really. He wasn't shy about proclaiming a new definition of our founding creed, that the words of the Declaration, that all humankind are created equal, "have never been self-executing." It's a collectivist's nirvana in Washington today. And watching the coverage on CNN it's clear that the press is just reveling in this orgy of mass obliteration of the individualist heritage of our nation. Say your prayers, people. We've got a hill to climb this next four year. The left has erected an enormous mountain redoubt of statist power.

The New York Times has a lengthy overview, "Obama Sets Goal to Broaden Equality." And the text of the president's address is at the Wall Street Journal, "President Obama’s Second Inaugural Address."

I'll have more observations throughout the day. For example, the inaugural parade was pretty fascinating, especially the mind-boggling amount of security on hand. I literally felt nervous for a second when the president and the first lady got out of the limousine walk down Pennsylvania Avenue. It occurred to me, not for the first time, that there are people out there who'd love to see this president shot dead, more dead than perhaps any president before.

In any case, William Jacobson has more, "Obama Inaugural Speech — Collectivist We." And also at Memeorandum.