01-20-2009 - new day rising

It was a momentous day...


“As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience‚Äôs sake.”

Barack Obama, Washington DC, 20 January, 2009