Still, Mr. Obama began his 15-minute address Monday with an emphasis on America's founding document, the Constitution, and the collective strength it lends a nation that values its exceptional status in the world.
"America's possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention," Obama said, addressing the crowded National Mall and TV viewers around the nation and world.
"My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it -- so long as we seize it together."
But in a possible preview of the State of the Union address that the reelected and thus emboldened president will deliver on Feb. 12, Obama made pointed references to a second-term policy agenda that is sure to raise hackles among his political opponents. He issued a call to action on climate change, women's rights, immigration, voting rights, gay rights, and gun control.
Let me pick something out of this article that might surprise you...
To those that say we are just paranoid for thinking they are trying to divide the nation, before taking away our constitution rights. Senator McConnell basically stated that is what they were planned all along. They are dividing the nation and then they are going to conquer it with seductive words so we give up our freedoms for their temporary safeties.
Edited by Uncle Sam, 06 February 2013 - 08:26 AM.