By Maurice Bobb
Years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream and today, on his day, Martin Luther King Day, that dream was realized, again. President Barack Obama was sworn in this morning to serve his second term as the leader of the free world and gave a rousing inspirational speech in front of an estimated 600,000 supporters.
President Obama's second Inaugural address began with the most famous passage from the Declaration of Independence:
"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, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
To close out his speech, the President urged all Americans to uphold "the precious light of freedom".
"They are the words of citizens, and they represent our greatest hope," President Obama said. "You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country's course ... Let each of us now embrace, with solemn duty and awesome joy, what is our lasting birthright. With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom."
As a result of the impassioned speech, the hip-hop Twitterverse lit up like a Christmas tree with overwhelming approval of the president’s address and his inauguration as the 44th POTUS.
DJ CLARK KENT @DJClarkKent wrote: “I am Blessed to be alive & old enough to witness & understand the importance of President Barack Hussein Obama. GOD Is Good. (Thank you MLK)”
Reggie Bush @reggie_bush wrote: “One more time...”
Saigon @TheRealSaigon wrote: “Cant front I was hoping to hear more abt all this happening on MLK day. Thats why I thought it was ultra special today.”
Rihanna @rihanna wrote: “Mr. Prez,” and added an Instagram photo of him giving his speech.
Russell Simmons @UncleRUSH wrote: “#progress #4moreyears #wedidit”
Bun B @BunBTrillOG retweeted a very memorable line from the POTUS’ speech via the President’s Twitter account: “@BarackObama ‘We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect. —President Obama’”