U.S. PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION: A PROCLAMATION TO THE WORLD

 

   

 

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U.S PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION: A PROCLAMATION TO THE WORLD             

 

 

   

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Fellow Americans, when the Father of Our Country first took the oath that shall be administered to the President(-Elect), he  

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proclaimed that "the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly  

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considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”  
     

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Today, the sacred fire of liberty burns brightly.  The republican model of government endures.  The experiment ordained and  

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established by our Founding Fathers is now entrusted to our hands and ensured with a love of liberty planted in our hearts by our  

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Creator by Whom all men are created equal and all endowed with certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and  
7 the pursuit of happiness.  To secure these rights, We the People of the United States made an appeal to Heaven in a revolt against  
8 the rule of a tyrant; and by the providence of the Supreme Judge of the World, out of thirteen colonies, out of many peoples, we  
9 became one nation, one people reliant on the protection of Divine Providence and on our own virtue for the greatness of a Union  
10 that now shines as a new constellation of fifty stars in the firmament of nations.  The Eagle bearing the Arrows of War and the  
11 Olive Branch of Peace is recognized on every continent of this earth, and on every continent is the last best hope of earth  
12 respected for its sacrifices made at home and abroad in the defense of liberty that arises from the high sense of duty of a nation  
13 so favored by Providence.  With praise to the Power that has made and preserved us a nation, we commemorate our past; we  
14 celebrate our present; and we anticipate our future as we Americans transcend the spirit of partisanship that divides us with a  
15 spirit of reconciliation that unites us so that we can come together and carry forward the unfinished work of the Great Experiment.  
     
16 In this Nth year of American Independence our liberty is secure.  The state of our Union is sound.  And our inalienable rights  
17 remain soundly secure as this nation’s highest office and most powerful position of trust is peacefully transitioned (reassumed)  
18 by the will of the people--and by the rule of law. Our government is a government of laws, not of men.  Our country is a country  
19 where those who govern rule by the consent of the governed.  To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.  To  
20 celebrate this, let our liberty be proclaimed to a candid world.  To promote liberty, let the world be enlightened by a sacred fire  
21 visible to all beyond our borders who do not enjoy the blessings of liberty but by the light of liberty will see the strength and  
22 duration of the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people; the purity and innocence of the cause that gave birth  
23 to it; the vigilance, perseverance, and justice of the nation that undertakes it; the hardiness and valor of a people who defend it;  

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the inspiration to generations of the world’s oppressed who followed it and found the path to life, liberty, and the pursuit  

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happiness by the glow of a sacred fire that truly enlightens the world.  

 

   

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Fellow citizens of the world!  We the People of the United States do solemnly declare:  Look to the Light of Liberty and see a  

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land long liberated from the iron rod of tyrants and the galling chains of slavery where American men and women from every  

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state of our Union and from every state of life who aspired to serve their country as the President of a free people were again free  

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to seek the highest office in our nation.  
     

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Fellow citizens of the world!  We the People of the United States do boldly declare:  Look to the Light of Liberty and see the  

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land of the free and the home of the brave where all Americans were again free to openly support their choice of the one  
32 American best qualified to lead this nation in bravely building upon what our Founding Fathers began in 1776 under the  
33 watchful Eye of Divine Providence, Who has favored our undertakings and remains at the apex of our highest aspirations to a  
34  more perfect union; for in God we trust.  
     
35 Fellow citizens of the world!  We the People of the United States do proudly declare:  Look to the Light of Liberty and see a  
36 land where freedom rings from sea to shining sea, where the voice of the American people has again spoken through a free and  
37 fair election, where the choice of the American people has been made manifest to the nation and to the world, and where a call  
38 has gone forth from the American people to an American chosen by the nation.  
     
39 Let these facts about our country not only nurture a love of liberty in the hearts of those who are denied it but also inspire the  
40 spirit of those who desire it.  Today, the world is a witness to this ceremony; and with the eyes of the world upon us and with the  
41 judgment of history that awaits us, we Americans now stand ready to rededicate ourselves to the preservation of a sacred trust  
42 and to the pursuance of the unfinished work of the Great Experiment.  
     
43 Therefore, We the People of the United States do solemnly proclaim, publish, and declare throughout all the world unto all the  
44 inhabitants thereof our renewed commitment to preserve, protect, and defend the New Order of the Ages with our lives, our  
45 fortunes, and our sacred honor as we now inaugurate a new chapter of our nation’s history by conferring the office and powers  
46 of Chief Executive and Commander in Chief upon an American chosen by the consent of the governed, an American who has  
47 answered the call to the service of his (her) country, an American who will stand before his (her) fellow citizens as the Father of  
48 our Country did, an American who will now give to the people of this country his (her) solemn oath of the high office (s)he is  
49 about to (re)enter as the Nth President of the United States of America.  
     
  William Brahms  

 

   

 

   

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