Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Price and the Promise of Citizenship

"What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility -- a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character than giving our all to a difficult task."

Good luck to the new President. Good luck to us all.

May history reflect well on us.


NV said...

This was one of my favorite parts of his speech. Accountability should be the law of the land. And if we can’t be accountable as individuals, why should we expect it from our government, our civic leaders, our employers or each other?

Why S? said...

Exactly, NV, exactly. It's a trickle up effect.