Since the inauguration of a new President is upon us, I think it’s useful to take a look back and appreciate what we have.
“To a few of us here today, this is a solemn and most momentous occasion; and yet, in the history of our nation, it is a commonplace occurrence. The orderly transfer of authority as called for in the Constitution routinely takes place as it has for almost two centuries and few of us stop to think how unique we really are. In the eyes of many in the world, this every-4-year ceremony we accept as normal is nothing less than a miracle.”
Ronald Reagan January 20, 1981 First Inaugural Address
I hope we never take this for granted.