I was too young to be swept up in the Inaugural Address in 1961, but we have enough history and speeches and deeds done and not done to inspire me.
Leaders were taken from us, but even in the face of the Enemy's attempt to bad jacket all of them, many people still found proof in the actions of the murdered that there was another way than intentional divisions and "law and order" fascist policies in our own nation let alone Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Angola, Grenada, Beruit ad infinitum.
I have heard that much of Central American homes hold two portraits - Jesus Christ and John Kennedy. I've seen the same thing in other places. Homes not mansions and palaces as I bet they admire a whole other bunch of Americans that took care of them, the ones living in opulent compounds guarded from the less favored peoples.
Inspired by words? It was easier when the words and deeds were real instead of hoodwinking the people to steal their votes from the public face of a candidate to his or her hidden agenda. As Obama did in voicing change so he could bailout Wall Street and mess WeThePeople over again. No inspiration in that decade either. Damn.
Maybe it doesn't matter who the American People think they elected. Maybe like Bill Hicks said - the President-Elect is shown the real films of the Dallas Coup and then policy is dictated negating the choices and desires of WeThePeople just to stay alive.
Peace is a dangerous choice.