WASHINGTON, D.C.---Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement in response to President Bush Second Inauguration. “Today President Bush gave a clear message to the American people outlining his intent to stay on our current path of protecting freedom and democracy at home and spreading both abroad.

“We must never forget that many around the globe are denied the basic rights we enjoy as Americans. If we are to continue enjoying these privileges and freedoms we must accept our mission of expanding democracy around the globe. As the President stated, ‘The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.’

“All Americans should honor and celebrate the historic events of this inauguration. Today is a day of profound significance as we celebrate our nation’s democratic process and its peaceful transfer of power. We are all fortunate to live in this great nation.”