Barr Honors “The Ongoing Blessing of American Democracy”

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday and President Obama’s Inauguration Reminders of the “Struggles So Many Have Endured to Keep America’s Promise”

January 21, 2013


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Having welcomed over 100 Kentuckians attending the presidential inauguration to his Washington, D.C. office during the past few days, Congressman Andy Barr today remarked upon the historic significance of President Obama’s second term beginning on the same day as the holiday observing the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“The peaceful manner in which our nation comes together in unity and deference to electoral results should never cease to amaze and inspire us,” Barr said.  “Yet, as we simultaneously celebrate President Obama’s second inauguration and the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let us remember the courage and sacrifices of those who refused to let us fall short of our ideals.  Today, we commemorate not just the ongoing blessing of American democracy; we further honor the struggles so many have endured to keep America’s promise of ‘liberty and justice for all.’”