Congratulations to the United States of America. You were able to do what many have hoped for, but even more thought would never happen.
Yes. We. Did.
Just one day after the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the man considered by some to be the single most important civil rights figure in American history, the first African-American was appointed to the most prestigious position in all of the free world, President of the United States.
And that man, former Illinois Sen. Barack Hussein Obama, is wasting little time with his newly-appointed powers; even if it includes retaking the presidential oath of office.
Chief Justice John Roberts mixed up the words while delivering the oath to Obama on Tuesday, and to clear up any questions of the legal legitimacy of Obama’s presidency, the two tried it again.
The second oath took place Wednesday evening in the Map Room of the White House, which was more successful than the initial attempt.
During his first full day as president, Obama froze the salaries of nearly 100 White House workers with salaries over $100,000 a year. Americans are pinching every penny during these tough economic times and Washington needs to do the same, Obama said.
In another order of business, Obama is working to change how the Freedom of Information Act is interpreted by the federal government.
“For a long time now, there’s been too much secrecy in this city,” Obama said.
Obama is pushing for agencies to no longer find legal ways of keeping information private, rather allow information to be open to the public instead.
America, in electing Barack Obama, you showed you wanted change. With the powers you have bestowed upon him, change has begun. Is it for the better? Only time will tell.