Resist / by Adrian Galli

 Chicago, Inauguration Day 2017

Chicago, Inauguration Day 2017

Inauguration Day, 2017, people all around the world take to the streets to protest what many have called a lunatic who was voted into the Office of the President in the United States of America. While he lost the popular vote by nearly 3,000,000 votes to Hillary Clinton, he took the Oath of the Office of the President today.

Love and Mercy – Gazelle Twins

Chicago's response to the new president taking power; take to the streets in the greatest Chicago tradition.

Chicago Inauguration Day Protests – 2017

Yesterday, I honored my American heritage and my President. Today, I fear a dark cloud looms over my country. So much progress has been made over the past eight years with former President Barack Obama.

For those who know me, I am not one to idolize. I never gush over a celebrity, politician, or other famous person. Nor will I start a life of idolism now, however, over the past decade, Barack Obama has greatly earned my respect and I honor his valor, decorum, decency, leadership, and integrity.

Years ago, I heard a speech during the election season; the Senate race for Illinois. A young Obama spoke with such grace that, within minutes, I had decided he would get my vote. My friends and colleagues will tell you my instant intuition and judgement of others is granite; solid and true.

When Obama announced his running for the Office of the President, their was no question I would vote for him. While I know many of my readers may disagree with me, I do not make these assertions with my mind or heart. It is a visceral decision like a thousand generations of my ancestors speaking to me.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Former President Barack Obama, you will be missed and should you find yourself reading this, I thank you, personally, for leading this country with honor and distinction.

Dedicated to former President Barack Hussein Obama.