Our noses are buried in books--Mark's for the GRE and mine for the NCLEX--but we came up for air on Tuesday to celebrate our new President. On day one in the White House Obama has already made important changes and has again reaffirmed our trust and hope in him.
Obama stated, "I will also hold myself, as president, to a new standard of openness," as he signed the Presidential Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government. President Obama also stated: "For a long time now there's been too much secrecy in this city. The old rules said that if there was a defensible argument for not disclosing something to the American people, then it should not be disclosed. That era is now over. Starting today, every agency and department should know that this administration stands on the side not of those who seek to withhold information, but those who seek to make it known."
I love our President's ethics and values. Here is my favorite part of the Inaugural Address:
"To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to the suffering outside our borders, nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it."
Back to studying.