Whether you are black, white; Republican, Democrat; conservative, liberal; or whatever, today is a day we can all be proud of.
The inauguration of our first African-American President is historic. It is on par with the Civil War, the Great Depression, and landing on the moon as far as I am concerned. Admittedly, I didn't vote for Barack Obama, but I will be proud to call him President Obama. I didn't vote for George W. Bush either, but by the end of his presidency, after all the hits, both personally and politically, he took, I was proud to call him President Bush, much to my own surprise.
I think there's truth to the notion that "Washington changes people, people don't change Washington." But, the inauguration of Barack Obama as President certainly changes America.
I know parents tell their children that they can be anything they want to be, but, in moments of downright honesty, I wonder if everyone who says that really believes it.
I think it is a little more believable today.