By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Barack Hussein Obama took the presidential oath at 11:55 Sunday morning in a small ceremony at the White House, gripping the reins of office for another four-year term and a chance to build on his already historic legacy — though unlike the beginning of his first term, he now faces a divided Congress capable of thwarting him.
Before the clock strikes noon Monday and Barack Hussein Obama takes to the podium at the U.S. Capitol and again recites the presidential oath of office, moments of reflection on symbolism and substance are in order.
"This is really what America is about. This is what we celebrate," Mr. Obama said Saturday at Burrville Elementary School in the District as he took part in a service project. "This inauguration we're going to be — it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power, but it should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together and that we've got to look out for each other and work hard on behalf of each other."
"I did it," Mr. Obama told his youngest daughter, Sasha, after the oath, which lasted less than a minute.