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Excerpts from The One’s Speech

Posted by rightwinger on January 21, 2009

I am proud that we have the first black president, but that’s about where it ends for me.  It is because of principle and policy nothing else.  I don’t want the socialist agenda that BHO has planned to come to fruition.  I’m not falling for the Obama mania.  I see clearly what BHO wants to accomplish starting with his Senate bill 2433.  He made reference to this in his inaugural speech.

Principles are the same period. Principles are the same regardless of our circumstances. For example, supply and demand affects prices period. Big government spending is bad, not good. Roosevelt actually made the depression worse and last longer because of his New Deal.  Now The One wants us to think old arguments don’t work?  A shift has occurred, so what we think is no longer correct.  He is basing his economic stimulus on Roosevelt’s failed New Deal.  Talk about old ideas.  What is new about his economic stimulus plan?  Its back to the 1930’s courtesy of BHO.

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them _ that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works _ whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. Those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account _ to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day _ because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

Now considering that the Economic Crisis fundamentally was caused by the Community Reinvestment Act and the CEO of Fannie Mae cooking the books, how did the market spiral out of control?  The CEO of Fannie Mae made $90 million in 6 years after cooking the books.  He has not been named once by the MSM or Obama.  You see when government steals from the American people, no one cares.  Especially when its Dems protecting Dems.  Big government means more stealing by corrupt officials.  There won’t be any hearings just like there hasn’t been one for Franklin Raines.

Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control _ and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart _ not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

Essentially Guantanimo will be closed and so called torture will not be permitted.  Obama is forgetting that the Constitution does not guarantee rights to foreign nationals.  In fact under Roosevelt terrorists were tried under the UCMJ and given the death sentence.  A lead al Qaeda terrorist and mastermind of the planes operation had to be waterboarded 100 times in 2 weeks before he broke.  Because of this, we have gotten the most information from Khalid Sheik Muhammad about al Qaida and its inner workings.  Don’t worry America the terrorists now know they won’t be tortured and won’t talk.  Forget about stopping the next terrorist attack.  Since the Average American doesn’t know what the US Constitution says and is ill advised on US History, Obama make statements such as this.  Notice how he doesn’t call out the ideology we at war with today.  It is not a War on Terror.  Its is a war on Radical Islam.  Obama cannot state the truth in this matter.  We called out communism and fascism when we were at war with these ideologies.  In a report on defeating al Qaida given to Congress calling out the ideology of radical Islam was described as one part of defeating it.

As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers … our found fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake. And so to all the other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint. 

He wants to leave Iraq responsibly to its people.  Oh really because when things got tough he wanted to cut and run while leaving Iraq to the terrorists.  Yes Obama will usher in a new era of so called peace while appeasing the terrorists and rogue states.  Believe me there will be another attack on the US and it will be because of Obama’s appeasement and lack of strength.  

We are the keepers of this legacy.  Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort _ even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus _ and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West _ know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

The next paragraph is yes all about Senate bill 2433.  Rich nations must share their wealth with poor nations.  AKA more money going to rogue nations and dictators.

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to the suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

This ending is nice, but its sad that the freedoms that our forefathers fought and died for – smaller government and lower taxes – will be a faint memory once Obama has instituted his bigger government and redistribution plans.

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America’s birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

“Let it be told to the future world … that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive…that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet (it).”

America, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the United States of America.

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