By SAM HATCHER The events of yesterday signaled new hope and new opportunity for our country. As the 44th President of the United States was inaugurated, many Americans looked almost immediately to the next day, the day after that and the future in anticipation of better times ahead. These hopes and wishes for peace, economic stability and a more favorable climate are not so dependant upon the voice of a Republican or a Democrat, or upon a black man or a white man, but rather upon change. This country needs badly to move in a different direction and in order to do this we must rely on change in our government.
The process is not new. It is scripted by the founders of our country and it has occurred time and time again throughout the history of our democracy.
Good years have followed bad years and bad years have followed good.
The history of our nation is comprised of cycles of war, peace, prosperity, cultural change, social challenges, political differences and economic pressures.
But always there has been a presidential election and an ensuing inauguration to offer change and the hope for a better future.
Tuesday was no different.
As our country continues to struggle on a number of fronts, there is hope that the change in our government’s leadership in Washington with provide a change to the course our nation is now following.
There are new ideas, a different vision, new leaders, a new president, and for the first time in almost a decade the lights are turned on in the children’s bedrooms in the White House.
Let’s embrace these good days, be excited for our country and wish for President Obama the very best.
After all, he needs and deserves our support and we should all, whether Republican or Democrat, hope that he succeeds.