Yesterday, as I watched the funeral of John Lewis and the eulogies delivered by everyone from George Bush to a 91-year-old firebrand named Reverend James Lawson, who taught a young Lewis and others 60+ years ago, the Gandhian nonviolence satyagraha method of protest, which ended with another former President getting down and dirty.

Barack Obama calms my soul. He makes me smile. No other President in my lifetime, sans John F. Kennedy, has spoken words so eloquently than him. None. Granted, I was just a tyke when Kennedy was President, but it seemed that every speech I heard was soaring, from his…