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Excerpts From Obama Latest Campaign Speech

From the New York Times:

‘We Are Made for This Moment, and We Will Seize It’

January 21, 2013

Following are excerpts from President Obama’s Inaugural Address as provided by the White House.

None of which is even slightly memorable. Which is understandable, since we have heard most of this a hundred times before. In fact, Obama’s speech was practically just another campaign speech. Except he did tone down the partisan rhetoric a little.

In fact, Obama’s speech was so was so pedestrian, even The Times and the rest of our fawning news media couldn’t find any memorable highlights to quote.

My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it — so long as we seize it together. For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.

The same old class warfare. By the way, doesn’t this sound like a threat? Seizing wealth?

We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work, when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship. We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.

And never mind that the middle class has shrunk under Obama. And never mind that that Obama’s so-called recovery has hurt the middle class (and almost everyone else) even more than the recession did.

We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. So we must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, reach higher. But while the means will change, our purpose endures: a nation that rewards the effort and determination of every single American. That is what this moment requires. That is what will give real meaning to our creed.

Obama speaks of "outworn programs," then offers up the same old idea of shoveling more money into education — and the teachers unions.

We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. But we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn.

This from the man who has taken at least $700 billion dollars from Medicare to give to people who have never paid a dime towards their healthcare.

We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, these things do not sap our initiative, they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

Then we must be the free-est nation on Earth. And the nation with the most risk takers.

We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. …

"The overwhelming judgment of science"? Is this the same science that can’t even tell us why there are Ice Ages, and why they end?

What is known for sure is that the debt that Obama is racking up will be a crippling burden to our children and future generations.

We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on earth.

Look up the real story of the so-called ‘Stonewall riots.’ It is a travesty to compare that event to Seneca Falls or Sel-Ma.

It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.

They are treated like everyone else under the law. Everyone has to marry someone of the opposite sex.

Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity, until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our work force rather than expelled from our country.

In other words, we cannot have any voter ID laws or national borders. Has any country ever survived with such goals? — But Obama could be right. That would spell the end of America’s journey as a free country.

Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm. …

Protected by the loving arms of big government. Not by parents with guns.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Excerpts From Obama Latest Campaign Speech”

  1. Petronius says:

    If America has become a country where “a growing many barely make it,” isn’t that the natural outcome of the past four years of Nerobama’s governance?

    Of his Marxist-statist policies and programs that punish success, demonize the successful, de-industrialize the country in the name of environmental protection, wrap us all in thick wads of red tape, and clamp down hard on every form of economic activity?

  2. River0 says:

    This all sounded so familiar that I decided to do a little research. Here are quotes from Adolph Hitler that could easily fit into the president’s address:

    “All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.” [“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”]

    “By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise… How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think…It is not truth that matters, but victory. ” [Attention David Axelrod, your sources are being discovered].

    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it… Great liars are also great magicians… Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”

    “He alone who owns the youth, gains the future.”

    Here are some prophetic ones from Benito Mussolini:

    “The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative.”

    “It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.”

    “Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace.” [A cogent explanation for why the president continues to attack everyone who doesn’t kowtow to him]

    “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power… All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state… Inactivity is death.”

    (See more at BrainyQuote.com).

    • USSFreedom says:

      Your post proves the majority of US citizens were asleep in the history classes teaching the means used by dictators to brainwash the populace and gain full power over their lives. I truly doubt any student today has been made aware of the evil done by those quoted here.

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