1.20.2009

America's One Enduring Tradition

Old Glory came out of the closet today. It'd been rolled up in there for some time but today I felt like giving the old girl some crisp mountain air. It's not because I have any unrealistic expectations about what our new President can accomplish over night but because I was witness to another example of America's one enduring tradition.

We are still a young nation, but unlike almost any other country we have a seemingly bottomless capacity to re-invent ourselves when crisis looms. Today we did it again. What will this new America look like when the dust finally settles? Who knows. But if the history of our people is any guide, it will be a greater land than the one before it.

8 comments:

Asylum Seeker said...

Here's to a new presidential term. It might not be better. It might be worse. It might not be any different at all. But...well...at least the guy in charge will be less of an embarrassment. L'chaim!

GearHedEd said...

With ya on that one, Seeker. It's time to stow the rhetoric and get the money flowing again.

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

If I've learned one thing from the last several years of politics it's that rhetoric has power (serves as the Republican source of power for a generation). The difference (hopefully) this time is that the rhetoric is directed toward mobilizing people in positive directions. Change, if it comes, will spring from what problems a lot of Americans outside of Washington end up applying themselves to in response to the words.

GearHedEd said...

'The Power of Words'.

That's the whole ball of wacks on the ol' DD blog after all...

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Ball of wacks? Interesting demographic ;). I'll send it to Fox so they can start pandering even more. I like that one.

GearHedEd said...

Pun intended...

:o)

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Since I've had sleep - pun received ;)

Stacy said...

Awwwwww! :-)