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January 20, 2009

The Long View

After eight long years, we will once again, finally, be citizens of the world.

No more shame. And no more apologies. If today means anything at all, to this global community, it means we have rejoined them after our long departure.

I'm looking forward to hearing several things in Obama's history-making inaugural address. One, how Obama will thank Bush for his long service to the nation. It will be sincere. No invective, no recriminations. We'll look forward. Two, it's going to be amazing how Obama points us past just America, rather to the world at large, (much in the way JFK did), with stirring passages that lift us up as global citizens, and not mere Americans.

And finally, this is the best part I think, how we can all pull together, dig deep, to make personal sacrifices for the common good. We're not just separate individuals you know, we are all part of something larger, something greater than ourselves. I think Obama will make this point in his speech, how in spite of the adversity we face, we have a duty to the collective good, to put aside "childish things", and instead embrace that which elevates us all beyond mere citizens of the United States. Rather we will once again be Citizens of the World.

We are All Citizen Obama Now

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