I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865), 16th president of the United States
Watching the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama one gets to see real patriotism, which is a pride for one’s country, not a blind following of a leader whether he is right or wrong.
There are a lot of expectations surrounding the 44th president of the United States because of the disarray this country has been left. However, I feel people (except for the extremes on the right and left) will provide him the leeway to get things done because there will be a sense of doing the right thing as opposed to being forced with secret plans, employing contradicting presidential orders while signing bills, and less than honest agendas.
I feel a new sense of patriotism that I have not felt in at least six years.