Welcome President- Elect Trump "A Republic, if you can keep it"-Ben Franklin

When Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence he envisioned a nation free from tyranny and autocracy.

"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."- Thomas Jefferson

The nation is deeply divided. As the highest ranking office holder it is up to you to unite and turn from our divisiveness.

"A house divided against itself cannot stand." - Abraham Lincoln

At the Newseum, on full display are the names and faces of those who have given their lives in the pursuit of truth seeking journalism. A strong and free press is crucial to the preservation of democracy.

"Seek truth and pursue it steadily."- George Washington

At the steps of the United States Supreme Court let us never forget the vitality the separation of powers provides for our Republic.

"Ambition must be made to counteract ambition." - James Madison

As we embark on a new era of American democracy let us never forget the sacrifices made for our mutual safety and domestic tranquility. Let these sacrifices never be in vain.

"We are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free." - Ronald Reagan

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