Some of American rhetoric's most famous lines have been given during inaugural addresses.
What line would you write for Barack Obama's 2nd inaugural speech?
Submit one line (and one line only!) that will echo through the ages in the comments section below.
And for inspiration, here are some of the most memorable past lines.
Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
-- Abraham Lincoln, 1865
And so my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.
-- John F. Kennedy, 1961
Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”
-- Ronald Reagan, 1981
Today we can declare: Government is not the problem, and government is not the solution. We—the American people—we are the solution.
-- Bill Clinton, 1997
Post your line below. Deadline: the moment President Obama starts his speech! (Around noon on Monday)
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