The Speech: Lines We Loved

“On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.”

Here, here!  Which line resonated with you most?

Posted by: Mariela

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2 responses to “The Speech: Lines We Loved

  1. sharksandsailors

    Too many, fortunately! Here is one:

    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.

  2. Does “My country advertise…” count? (seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/winkingskunk/3213416819/)

    I kid, I kid.

    I loved this bit:
    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 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.”

    It’s more than one sentence, but what can you do?

    Oh, I also liked all the Australian ladies standing behind us wondering why Obama didn’t have an ear piece in. You know so he could hear “Duck” in case anyone wanted to shoot at him.

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