One wonders about the carbon footprint of President Obama’s Inauguration. One million people, travel, food, waste and more.
The price of various items, on January 20, 2009, the date of the Obama Inauguration:
Average price of Gas: $1.81 (update: also $1.81 average for the week of January 26, 2009)
And more were released in 2010:
It is the eternal struggle between these two principles — right and wrong — throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity, and the other the divine right of kings. It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, “You toil and work and earn bread, and I’ll eat it.” No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle.Abraham Lincoln, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates