Today is an historic day. According to Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution, the 45th president of the United States must take the 35-word Oath of Office as follows:
I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
This nation was designed to perpetuate itself based on a peaceful transition of power from one administration to another with enough retention of the ideas and ideals that made the nation great from its very founding.
With luck the Constitution will ensure that this happens for the 45th time. In the meantime, I think good thoughts as those 35 words are recited and think of my hero, Gomez, to take my mind off what might be. In Gomez We Trust.
(Ed. Note: Visit tomorrow’s Weekend Heller for updates on the Affordable Care Act options.)
With thanks to Alex Kalman and Maira Kalman.
The experts who write for PRINT magazine cover the why of design—why the world of design looks the way it does, how it has evolved, and why the way it looks matters. Subscribe to PRINT today, and get in on the conversation of what the brightest minds in the field are talking about right now—essential insight that every designer should know to get ahead.
Treat yourself and your team to a year of PRINT for $40—which includes the massive Regional Design Awards issue ($30 on newsstands).
About Steven HellerSteven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →