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Six Words to Inspire a Nation

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

By Larry Smith

img_0154.JPGSMITH is teaming up with the National Constitution Center (Motto: “We the people”) for a new project, Six Words to Inspire a Nation, in which we ask readers and museum-goers to suggest the half dozen words they want to hear from President-elect Obama at his inauguration on January 20. Submit your words here. Contest ends January 5. Prizes? Yes, we got them, too—and your words could also be displayed in an exhibit at the museum, found in Philadelphia’s historic Independence Mall. It’s a very special place, and SMITH is honored to join forces for this people-powered six-word challenge. My entry? “Our long national nightmare is over.” What’s yours?

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17 responses

  1. Mary Elizabeth Williams says:

    Yes, he did. Now? Your turn.

  2. Alan Schwarz says:

    1 1 1 1 1 1

  3. J0 Ann DANIELS says:

    Me, you, them, us, all united!

  4. Adam Thiel says:

    Pray for Him to find Christ

  5. Sunday Inspiration: Your Life in Six Words « The Arial View says:

    [...] the magazine is sponsoring another contest to write six words you’d like to hear in Barrack Obama’s inaugural address, but [...]

  6. Yvonne says:

    Writers write. Presidents speak. Freedom rings.

  7. Sara H. says:

    USA’s audacious redemption, Obama’s compelling election.

  8. Sam Pratt says:

    Goodbye Guantanamo, and goodbye Patriot Act.

  9. Scott Alexander says:

    Can I have my constitution back?

  10. Bec says:

    I promise to try.

  11. Brandywine says:

    Unbelievers gain hope in the unimaginable.

  12. Slendah says:

    Together, we can all fix America!

  13. says:

    The audacity of hope is alive!

  14. Cyndy says:

    America…ONE nation with boundless opportunities

  15. rosalie says:


  16. George Kelling says:

    Racial equality requires embracing mutual respect.

  17. Anthony J. Cortese says:

    Careful with that. It could break.

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