Sunday, January 20, 2013

Obama is not Martin

I assume I’m the last to realize there will be no parade today down Pennsylvania Avenue. 

I was looking forward to an exciting 1-2 punch: President Obama’s inauguration today and Martin Luther King Day events tomorrow. 

Combining the the events on the same day takes the shine off of each of their individual historical legacies. They are mutually exclusive figures who deserve dedicated celebrations. 

I’m not sure who’s idea it was to mix the two, but I don’t like it. 

But, I found this site which explains it...Click HERE

Since the courts and other public institutions aren't open on Monday either, it's a mute point. 

1 comment:

  1. Celebrate MLK day as a day of reflection, and to give back to the community. Many people just enjoy it as a day off from work.

    As for the inauguration, and nothing against President Obama, but given the state of our economy and national debt, spending millions of dollars is quite excessive. The overall cost of the elections, as well, are way out of hand.

    A simple swearing in ceremony in the white house with family and friends would be sufficient, and allow the media to record the event for the nation to see.

    But hey, fiscal responsibility be damned... just keep buying everything on credit! Our kids will pay for it all.