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Six Words for Obama on January 20 (or: "And now for something completely different")

01/31/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Inauguration day: What's it all about in six words? Hope or impeachment? Ending war of helping the poor? In other words: what half-dozen choice words do you want to hear from Obama on January 20?

SMITH Magazine and The National Constitution Center have put out a challenge called Six Words to Inspire a Nation to find out what you're hoping to hear from the next president. We've received thousands of entries, only a few dozen of which are about sending Cheney to prison. A few go like this:

"Keep your coins, America needs change."
"Always remember America is your boss."
"Careful with that. It could break."
"Remove your shoes--We're cleaning House!"
"People mired in fear can't dance."
"And now for something completely different."

Our six favorite ones will be sent to Obama speechwriters, and the top winner takes home a leather-bound volume of the Constitution. Five runners-up receive a Six-Word Memoir book, a little beauty which includes the six-word memoir of Arianna Huffington, "Fearlessness is the mother of reinvention." Not bad.

The contest ends January 5 -- so it's last call.