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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Last night they seemed to enjoy it just fine. So apparently did the couple that I occasionally talk to (her husband was in Afghanistan), when they were at the ball last night.
    The ones who arent in Afghanistan. The ones over there were probably too busy.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    So have a swearing in cermemony and a speech and be done. Why does there have to be an entire day of festivites? I wonder how the soldiers fighting in Afghanistan feel watching the Commander dance while they fight, and the media fawning over Michelles dress instead of their war.
    I think its an important ceremony to celebrate a 220 year record of a peaceful transfer of power from one leader to the next.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    The ones who arent in Afghanistan. The ones over there were probably too busy.
    I'm not suggesting that all soldiers are completely pleased to be where they are. What I am suggesting is that you're being mighty selective, considering that all Presidents of the United States have had inaugurals and celebrations. It strikes as partisan rancor and desperation for a point.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    President is not King and we shouldn't treat him as one. The fanfare we seemingly have over this is reminiscent of England's fawning over their royalty. President is just a dude, another American ideal.
    While you may think this is Julius or Augustus Caesar receiving a triumph, you also have to keep in mind that public appearances are also a sign of democratic or populist virtue. Many Royalty think it beneath them to appear before the public or be interviewed for the public. Many of the inaugural changes resulted in an attempt to decrease, rather than increase, the aristocratic and/or monarchical nature of prior balls and whatnot. Washington had that aura about him where people were still murky in how to address him in such social gatherings, as he was quite a bit more fond of courtly protocol than any President since.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm not suggesting that all soldiers are completely pleased to be where they are. What I am suggesting is that you're being mighty selective, considering that all Presidents of the United States have had inaugurals and celebrations. It strikes as partisan rancor and desperation for a point.
    Right is right.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I think its an important ceremony to celebrate a 220 year record of a peaceful transfer of power from one leader to the next.
    And I dont. That is nothing special for the US. Now, pay off the debt, and then we can have a celebration as that would be truly unique.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    I think it would be nice, for tradition's sake to have a small ceremony or whatever, but there's far too much money being spent on the inauguration.

    Then again, no matter who is president, there are always vehement supporters and they want a big celebration. That's just natural.


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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    She's not old.
    What's old to you? 49 is old to me....almost my parents' age.


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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Not really sure why we do this anymore. It seems like a waste of time and money to have a big party every time someone gets selected to be President. Especially when theyre relected. I know that most of it is paid for privately, but theres got to be plenty of side expenses that arent. I say, swear them in, and get to work.
    when it looks like a coronation like Barrack Hussein Obama Hell Yes.
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