“We must”: Obama’s calls to action

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So many aspirations in the inaugural address that President Barack Obama delivered yesterday. Drawing less attention than other lines in the address were 2 moving calls to reduce violence. One kept close to home, reminding of the Obama’s just-released proposal on guns:

‘Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia, to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm.’

The other, hearkening to the Marshall Plan, ventured abroad:

‘But we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just the war; who turned sworn enemies into the surest of friends – and we must carry those lessons into this time as well.’

The full text of the speech  is here; video is here.

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