Sunday, January 18, 2009

"The resilience of our democracy"

I have long been among those who warned that Smirky/Darth will not give up power willingly. Their many crimes, known and unknown, made it essential that they create some kind of national emergency to suspend the election or overturn its results.

They'll attack Iran, we said. They'll fake an attack from North Korea. They'll do anything, except accept a peaceful transfer of power, especially to a Democrat.

In this, as in so many things, Barack Obama has proven himself more of a believer - more faithfully American - than the rest of us.

Together, we know that this is a time of great challenge for the American people. Difficult days are upon us, and even more difficult days lie ahead. Our nation is at war. Our economy is in great turmoil. And there is so much work that must be done to restore peace and advance prosperity. But as we approach this time-honored American tradition, we are reminded that our challenges can be met if we summon the spirit that has sustained our democracy since George Washington took the first oath of office.

Addressing the nation that day, Washington explained his decision to serve, saying, “I was called by my country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love.” This Tuesday, we can reaffirm our own veneration and love for our country and our democracy. We can once again provide an example to the world, and move forward with a renewed sense of purpose and progress at home.

Read the transcript.