In this moment in time with struggle and strife, war and oppression challenging threatening our world
Words that bind, that bring us together as a people, as a nation, simply words, an oath a pledge to guard what we have created to remain a nation of laws, and to make this a better world
January 17, 2009 on the juxtaposition of the 80th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America and the Presidential Oath, from the US Constitution, Article I, Section 1, Clause 8, repeated verbatim by the presidents. The only language in quotes in the Constitution, unlike the general principles elsewhere. "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."