". . . each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.
"What makes us exceptional, what makes us America is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration . . . We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
"The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few, or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a republic, a government of, and by, and for the people. Entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed . . ."
Beautiful words, aren't they? Who comes to mind: Abraham Lincoln? Teddy Roosevelt? Ronald Reagan?
Actually, it's none of the above.
ANSWER: Barack Obama.
Surprised? I was too. I guess he has just forgotten, YOU THINK ?