The Associated Press
President Barack Obama's family watches during the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama is starting his second inaugural address with a lot of quotations from — and invocations of — the nation's founding documents. It's an interesting approach, one keyed to a dominant question in the national conversation these days: Where is this republic headed, and is it the right direction? Obama is starting by re-invoking the foundational principles of the republic — and asking people to hear him.

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