These next few days are going to test the US model of government to its fullest. It will test the concept and belief that a "peaceful transfer of power" is possible among humans. In theory, its make sense for civilized people to participate in this process because it preserves what everyone calls their country. But history has shown, this is easier said than done. Even in the great Roman "Republic", there was anything but a peaceful transition when Cesar was killed by Cassius and Brutus...which lead to the Roman "Empire" and centuries of Emperor rule.
Unless this inauguration comes off well, the US can never look at other countries again and insist on doing things the democratic way. After all, we are supposed to be the shining examples for all to follow.
In the land of smiles, even the commercial companies realize that patriotism sells. It reminds me of my childhood while growing up in the States and why I love to call it home nowadays.
Why can't we do more to be unifying instead of divisive ? After all, its supposed to be one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all......
He was a real President and a patriot. This is how a farewell address should sound like and how a peaceful transfer of power should be.