I think I have have watched every inauguration since 1972. Since 1800 when Jefferson took over from Adams this country has witnessed the peaceful transfer of power or continuation without a shot being fired as Senator Lamar Alexander reminded us today.
There are 2 pageants of American government, this and the State of the Union speech.
Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama in my lifetime. The speeches escape me.
Why some people who profess to be patriots and Constitution adherents would boycott the day is puzzling. You lost an election so go get them next time.
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