You had the minister of God to preach to you, to call you back when you had strayed, to forgive you your sins, no matter how many, how abominable, if only you had confessed and repented. Is it true, then, that any right plainly written in the Constitution has been denied? I think not. And so, there is much to do; and tomorrow the work begins. Truman, Inaugural Address, Thursday, January 20, 1949 Dwight D.