On Friday, January 20, Donald Trump will take the oath of office. He will pledge as President to “preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States of America.”
At 9 a.m. on Friday, January 20 (as the new president takes the oath of office, noon EST) a group will join in a vigil at City Park in Benicia. Please come! This inauguration day vigil will be an affirmation of the constitutional conviction that we are all created equal, endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And it will mark our commitment to remain vigilant in these matters.
As President Barack Obama reminded us in his farewell address, “It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy; to embrace the joyous task we’ve been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours. Because for all our outward differences, we all share the same proud title: citizen.”