"Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time -- but it does require us to act in our time," the president said Monday. "We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect."
Government is imperfect and the founding fathers knew that. They also understood it works better when "we" are involved.
The president's second inaugural was a call to active and involved citizenship. Answer the call.
Let's all rediscover the practical, optimistic, problem-solving Americans that President Obama said we are.