Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The State of the Union

Some of my favorite points:

"We love our freedom, and we will fight to keep it."

"America rejects the false comfort of isolationism. We are the Nation that saved liberty in Europe, and liberated death camps, and helped raise up democracies, and faced down an evil empire. Once again, we accept the call of history to deliver the oppressed, and move this world toward peace."

"Yet there is a difference between responsible criticism that aims for success, and defeatism that refuses to acknowledge anything but failure. Hindsight alone is not wisdom. And second-guessing is not a strategy."

"We must keep our word, defeat our enemies, and stand behind the American military in its vital mission."

"America is a great force for freedom and prosperity. Yet our greatness is not measured in power or luxuries, but by who we are and how we treat one another."

"Yet the destination of history is determined by human action, and every great movement of history comes to a point of choosing. ... Today, having come far in our own historical journey, we must decide: Will we turn back, or finish well?"

And my favorite:

"Human life is a gift from our Creator - and that gift should never be discarded, devalued, or put up for sale."

15 comments:

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Thank you. How did you do that? I'm keeping those quotes. Thanks again.

Jyn said...

I wasnt able to watch the whole thing, but thank you for those! I will copy them and bopokmark them. :-)

-Jyn

jgf said...

Fox News has the transcript on their site. I was able to follow along.

Goat said...

Those were some of my favorite points as well. I just can't type very fast. Thanks for stopping by the barnyard. I will visit here as well, it is nice to make new friends. Ain't a dogs life grand?

cori said...

Amen!!

Gayle said...

Dang, jfg! I almost blogged the same thing! I did an update on my "before speech" and included the "after speech" in that blog. You and I seem to be on the same page. Only I had to do mine from memory. My pc isn't in the same room as my tv.

jgf said...

It's all about copy/paste from the transcript and a laptop with wireless network!

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

The speech was awesome!! I put some of the same quotes in my post too. Great minds think alike :-).

Mark said...

I didn't see this speech as that much better than the last few he made, but of course, they were great!

I focused, instead, on the Democrat's juvenile reaction to it, especially Hillary.

Mary Ann said...

That last quote was my favorite, too.

I thought his speach was really good! I was just having trouble stomaching the blabber by Elizabeth Vargas, Charlie Gibson, and George Stephonopolous. They're like the 3 Liberal stooges. "And this is, undoubedly, the President's worst year..." "Yes, with poll numbers reaching rock bottom, he continues to desperatly search for any support..." Blah blah blah They should've just gotten Cindy Sheehan to cover it :)

shoprat said...

It was a good speech for the most part, but unfortunately it only reinforced strongly held opinions of him on both sides. I fear it didn't make to many converts. Perhaps nothing will.

clew said...

Right on! I missed the speech too, due to things out of my control. Sorry I did.

Shoprat, unfortunately you're right about that :( ... Nothing will.

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Sent you some linky love in today's post :-).

Jeff H said...

Amen, sister. Amen.

Rebekah said...

That last quote was my favorite, too!