Monday, January 19, 2009
January 20, 2009 - Martin's Dream Passes To Barack Obama
By RON YORK
Today is the culmination of a four hundred year struggle with the devil for the soul of our country. Our family sin has at last has been forced to be reconciled with the high minded ideas we always professed to the world. Fifty years ago, the event of today would have seemed impossible, even five years ago it did not look possible. All the battles and the pain and suffering endured made it all possible. I wonder if Homer Plessy thought this day would ever arrive?
Today, Mr. Barack Obama becomes our 44th president. The trail was cleared by others who made the leap - Thurgood Marshall, Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.
Welcome aboard Mr. President. At twelve noon today Condoleezza hands off Martin's dream to you. You will be put to the test of your life. There are those who would hasten your political demise. It is not going to be easy for you and Michelle or the kids. Do not let the naysayers get you down. There are a lot of us counting on you. Do not let us down. We are behind you.