President promises to recapture the spirit of the founding fathers
gay rights, climate change and immigration mentioned
Crowd of about half a million watches oath Washington
Barack Obama used his second inaugural period to provide a strong call to action, as he hugged agenda unabashedly liberal and urged Americans to demand the conservative spirit of the founding fathers .
Speaking before Congress after the renewal of his presidential oath before a crowd of nearly half a million people, the 44th U.S. president is committed to the fight against poverty and prejudice , ensuring equality of homosexuals against climate change and to give young illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
Aware that many second term to end in failure and disappointment, spoke about the project bucking history. "The possibilities are limitless United States ... My fellow citizens, we are made for this moment, and we will take as long as we took together," Obama said.
His speech was immersed in the language of the U.S. Constitution and rhetorical references to Martin Luther King, emphasizing the symbolism of the inauguration will take place on a holiday celebrating the civil rights leader.
As a result, he had a most inspiring leadership largely disappointing 2009. Then, the unrealistic expectations of his presidency and the country as the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, had temper expectations.
this occasion, took the opposite approach, arguing for collectivism, the need for the federal government to help people out of poverty, providing opportunity for all and not just a privileged few contraction.
attempt to discredit the correct interpretation of the Constitution that prevailed in the United States, Barack Obama, in what has become a recurring theme throughout his speech near, said parents Founders' had no intention of becoming slaves of the country of incorporation and patriotism was not confined to the right.
"This is the task of our generation - to make these words, these rights, values ??- life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -. Truth for all Americans to be faithful our founding documents do not need to agree on the outline of life. it does not mean that everything is going to define freedom in exactly the same way, or follow the same exact path to happiness " Obama
went to the current generation of principles into reality, he said. "Because history tells us that even though they may be self-evident truths have never been directly applicable."
One of the most remarkable passages was in support of gay rights. Obama, early in his first term, was strongly criticized by gay organizations for not doing enough. He redeemed himself in part by the support of homosexuals in the armed forces and equal marriage rights, but went further Tuesday, placing the struggle for gay rights, summarized by Stonewall protests in New York, with other important civil rights battle.
"We, the people, said today that the most obvious truths - that we are all created equal - is the star that guides us always, just as our ancestors passed through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall, "Obama said.
Obama made similar claims for equal pay for women, legislation to provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and against other vestiges of prejudice.