Obama: 'Let us answer the call of history'

2013-01-22T00:00:00Z 2013-01-22T00:21:34Z Obama: 'Let us answer the call of history' Arizona Daily Star
January 22, 2013 12:00 am

No doubt anymore where President Obama wants America, and history, to place him. His second inaugural struck a resolute, even combative tone as Obama positioned himself as a 21st-century champion of the disadvantaged.

"Our journey is not complete," the nation's 44th president said - not complete until we treat gay Americans the same as anyone else under the law, keep our children safe from harm, welcome striving immigrants into the workforce, and care for the vulnerable.

"My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it - so long as we seize it together."

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