For John, BLUF: Congrats to the President.
I know that President Obama was sworn in on Sunday, but today is the big day for pageantry, so I send him good wishes on this day. Actually, I am writing this on Sunday, as I have a (routine) medical appointment during the noontime period.
We have only one President at a time and they are constrained by the US Congress on one side and the US Supreme Court on the other. In addition, there are the Indiviual States, with their own rights. If not enough, the President is constrained by the laws of nature and by the existence of other nations, pursuing their own goals. It is a tough job and we should all wish him well, even if that means he have a revelation as to the wrong track he is on, and for those who do, I think we should follow the advice of St Paul to Timothy and say a prayer for him.
Regards — Cliff