It's a holiday in the American democracy: The President-elect shall submit the oath on the constitution and vowed to uphold the Constitution of the United States to protect and defend. 44 presidents in American history have taken this oath, Barack Obama did so on Sunday 20th January, at the beginning of his second term, with a small group in the White House and again on Monday after the big national stage, in front of the Capitol, overlooking the Mall West. In this tradition, the Republic assured of their political existence, whose core is the peaceful transfer of power. And it shows the prominent civil religious position of the president, who is the proprietor of the only national elective office. At this position range zoom neither ministers nor constitutional judges, nor the Congress leaders.
But the president is not omnipotent, even if its power equipment unique in the Western world, Barack Obama has gotten the feel in his first term. The word from the most powerful man in the world is more than a clichÃ© accurate description of political reality. In the next four years, Obama, whether experienced in the confrontations with the Congress or in the study of regional trouble spots from Syria to North Korea, the de facto restrictions again. It will also depend on his leadership style and his ability to convince that these limitations can be overcome, at least in part.
In January 2009, Obama's inauguration was an event that drew the world in the spell. High expectations were directed at that time a president, "heal nation" and the "repair the world" which, the U.S. wanted to give the self-belief. Four years and many disappointments later, the expectations of salvation are not even exaggerated Sun The policy identifies a dangerous dysfunctionality in Washington with high regulatory and decision-making requirements. The fiscal crisis is one example – one that deters many citizens.
Like many of his predecessors, Obama boasted in his inaugural speech, the promise of democracy: the promise of inalienable right to freedom and equality. And the pursuit of happiness. All Americans hold those rights, not just a few privileged. In the passages, in which he defended the large welfare state programs and for the rights of homosexuals, Obama spoke with a vehemence and a political determination that could sometimes forget the occasion. As programmatic outweighed the otherwise usual political folklore. In evoking the greatness of America merged both strands. The unconditional nature of that was expressed here, hints at the legacy he hopes to leave. Similar article can be found here