We are living in a time in which our great nation has yet to see, until now. We are in need of a transitional level of magnitude and the survival of our great nation depends on such a transformation. We need a transformation like Lincoln and his leadership and resolution during the American civil war at a time when our nation was divided. We need a transformation like Roosevelt and foreign affairs, and we need a transformation like our "Great Communicator" Ronald Regan. This is not only my future, or your future, but it is our children's and their children's that we so desperately need to save.
I am pleased to write today is a day that history took place. My reasoning behind our 44th President is because I believe through him, our commander and chief, we are about to see the transformation we are in desperate need of. Unlike the Tuesdays that have passed by before, today was a day that hope and inspiration was restored to our great nation; a day that the waves of change can bring the belief back to our noble nation. A change that floats the words of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness back into our beliefs. A change that encourages our fellow others to once again believe in our country, our constitution, our dreams, hopes, and ambitions. Our great empire may have been falling, but today we stood proudly to say we demand the rebuilding; that the structure may be intact and the people it inhabits fight for restoration, seek peace within themselves and others, lend helping hands, and stand with a voice. The days ahead are not going to be easy, but as we sometimes forget as believers of God – he has already fought and won the hardest battle. I strongly encourage you to listen to Mr. Teacher Goes to Washington and then meditate on the meaning it can have to your own life.
Yes today history has been made, and to be a part of such an historical event, brought tears to my eyes and allowed me to weep. I wept for the piece of hope I took from today. That piece of hope did not involve a man of color becoming our commander in chief, that hope came from a man who I believe will lead our nation and once again restore that in which we have forgotten … a way of life that involves putting ourselves accountable and seeking ways to redefine, rebuild, and restore.
With great optimism I have a wish that many of you took from today your own piece of hope. Today was a symbolic representation that if we believe, all things are possible. Today was a stepping stone into our future – and if you follow those stones you can lead your very own place in history, your very own mark in this world. I encourage you to take your stance in your own lives, to encompass what the sobriety of truth and knowledge can provide to your very being, and to those around you. I ask you to question yourself of the difference you can make in your life, and to each life you can touch. I ask you to give back, to seek more, to push the limits, to go further beyond what you thought you could reach and even after you have reached your goal I ask you to reach further. For this life is not only about your future and legacy, but about your children’s and your loved ones. Make your mark. Seek your life. Give back to others. And by God, make it possible.