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January 21, 2013
"With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.”

"With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.”

12:12 // 1 year ago
Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life; it does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness. Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time – but it does require us to act in our time.
Hey Congress, this part was directed to you.
12:09 // 1 year ago
12:02 // 1 year ago
We have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.
President Obama in his second inaugural address today. (via election)

(Source: gov, via laughterkey)

11:59 // 1 year ago
History tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing.
Obama, during his inauguration speech.
11:56 // 1 year ago
It’s ceremonial, guys. Obama is president again. BTW, if you’re looking to get a really cool overview of the weekend, we recommend WaPo’s The Grid.

It’s ceremonial, guys. Obama is president again. BTW, if you’re looking to get a really cool overview of the weekend, we recommend WaPo’s The Grid.

11:53 // 1 year ago
newsweek:

Photographer Charles Ommanney has taken over The Daily Beast’s Instagram account to share his view from Obama’s Inauguration! Follow. 

A great behind-the-scenes view.

newsweek:

Photographer Charles Ommanney has taken over The Daily Beast’s Instagram account to share his view from Obama’s Inauguration! Follow

A great behind-the-scenes view.

11:41 // 1 year ago
Happening now: The inauguration ceremony. If you aren’t watching, watch over here.

Happening now: The inauguration ceremony. If you aren’t watching, watch over here.

11:35 // 1 year ago
mehreenkasana:


It doesn’t take balls or ovaries but sheer iron guts to call out an imperialist warmonger like Obama with a 30-minute anti-war song on stage on the President’s inauguration.


I was in the audience for this. Was some crazy stuff, and it was very disappointing to see him removed from the stage. (To be clear, it wasn’t at Obama’s inauguration, but at a party related to the inauguration.) — Ernie @ SFB

mehreenkasana:

I was in the audience for this. Was some crazy stuff, and it was very disappointing to see him removed from the stage. (To be clear, it wasn’t at Obama’s inauguration, but at a party related to the inauguration.) — Ernie @ SFB

1:34 // 1 year ago
January 20, 2013
evanfleischer:

Here we go.

ROUND TWO. FIGHT!

evanfleischer:

Here we go.

ROUND TWO. FIGHT!

(Source: firstfamily)

12:10 // 1 year ago