Have you ever wished that the GOP actually had someone who would respond to everything the Liberals said – I have. Below are my responses to our President in regards to his Inauguration speech. I just wanted to share this with everyone who ever wanted to respond to the nonsense liberals expound – maybe it will make you feel better but If you are like me I am walking away more confused as most of it makes no sense and I’m in a quandary if there really is a response that they would actually understand.
Have fun making your own way through the Orwellian Double Speak! Make up your own responses……
Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:
Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy.
Except we are a Republic not a Democracy.
We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights
(hope he actually understands what that means),
that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time.
The Object of those words are exactly what they say and mean – no need for a bridge.
For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth.
Is this a threat of somekind? I’m not particularly worried, because we have a 2nd Amendment specifically to help sustain those freedoms.
The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people,
Not exactly what Republic means. If you read the Declaration you kind find of and by the people…that for the people thing was tacked on later.
entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.
Does he know that is free market, capitalism, not Royalty?
For more than two hundred years, we have.
Early in the 1900’s we began to separate from those goals and he apparently is going to make the bridge longer/wider.
Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free.
Why exactly are we bringing up slavery now? Does he think the Civil War ended just before he took office? He needs to stop dividing this country and work to see it as a whole and not separate groups.
We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.
Unfortunately he did not study history as problems occurred because we did not work together to heal and move forward. Also notice that “make anew” he’s using it in the sense of, ‘eh, we don’t have to listen to what came before’ kind of way.
Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.
What is the relevance of this statement? And really when did we determine that? Every study of economics I’ve seen shows that a prospering economy requires rule of law (not rule by fiat), property rights (not governments telling people what to buy), due process of law (not whim of a dictator), stability (not a new set of regulations every week), and equal application of the law (not cronyism). Railroads and highways, schools and colleges come from a thriving economy, they do not create it.
Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play.
Well actually, the rules are supposed to protect citizens only when they cannot protect themselves – “fair” has nothing to do with it. Fair play in the sense that everyone plays by the same rules is important, not that everyone ends with an equal share which is what you Barry mean by fair play. That kind of fair play has no place in a free market.
Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune.
When did this occur? And as study after study has shown, Americans are more charitable than any other people on Earth, and we are most charitable when we don’t have our money stolen from us.
Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone.
Notice how he seems to be scoffing at the idea of “skepticism of central authority.” He would rather us just cower to his every dictate. And “the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone” is also misphrased—the intelligent among us have never succumbed to the faction that ANY of society’s ills can be cured by government AT ALL. He suggests that government has place in curing society’s ills, it doesn’t. Individuals, the people that make up society, and the people alone, without being forced by a government or gun, are the only ones responsible for solving society’s ills—it is part of right to pursue Happiness, because we cannot be happy by living as an island unto ourselves. Life and Liberty must come first to be able to secure this right to purse Happiness. “[T]o secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men” notice there is nothing there about curing society’s ills.
Our celebration of initiative and enterprise; our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, are constants in our character.
What has he ever done or said that shows he believes in personal responsibility or hard work other than as a revenue source for his agenda? He is paying lip service to ideals his every action shows he is opposed to.
But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.
This is a ridiculous statement and ambiguous at best as no one except progressives/liberals have ever stated or demonstrated anything like this. In fact the use of the term collective is in direct opposition to everything the Constitution and Bill of Rights stands for. Fidelity to the individual right to liberty and to the individual right to pursue Happiness, requires individual action. Charity requires individual action. All that has ever been good in society requires individual action, it may be a group of individuals working together out of choice and common cause, but it is always individual action.
For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias.
Again what does this mean? What are his plans? And the American people could meet the challenges by acting alone, if you let them. By creating business, by inventing new thing, by implementing new ideas. President Obama you sell the individual short, you always have, you always will. And that is why you are wrong.
No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people.
Again this has always been a fact but it has nothing to do with government. And a single teacher can inspire the next Einstein. A single entrepreneur can convince a bank his idea is worthy of a loan and through genius, hard work and effort create a company that can build those roads, below cost and at a profit.
This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. A decade of war is now ending.
No the threat still exists and is growing, you and your administration and half of America have decided to ignore facts and walk away from reality. The decade of war is ending? Afghanistan is worse off than when you took office. Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt have fallen to al Qaeda backed Islamofascists worse than the dictators they deposed, Syria and much of North Africa are about to join them. You sound as delusional as Neville Chamberlain promising “Peace in our time” on the eve of World War II. (Oh wait, keep reading and you actually do promise “peace in our time.”)
An economic recovery has begun.
I or anyone in business has yet to see it.
America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it – so long as we seize it together.
Why will it not exist if we seize it individually?
For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.
Due to progressive policies. Actually inequality has nothing to do with how prosperous a society is. The fact is that capitalism makes the rich richer AND the poor richer. Your plans make everyone but your cronies poorer.
We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class.
Meaning that the middle class will carry the cost burden for all your desires?
We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work;
That is when an individual thrives – America thrives when it follows the Constitution and underlying premise of free market/capitalism. Also people don’t find financial independence, they work and earn it.
when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship.
??? The only dishonest labor I see is your union buddies getting paid insane wages to do nothing.
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.
When in Obama’s lifetime has this not been true? So again pointless statement…at least until Obama’s policies destroy that hope not only for those in the bleakest poverty but for the middle and upper classes as well.
We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time.
Would those be the entitlement programs – what could he be referring to? Sadly I think he means we need to spend more on entitlements, not less…but this is the idiot who actually said we don’t have a spending problem.
Also is anyone worried that he’s not using “We” so much as the first person plural of “We the people” but rather as the Royal We.
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, and reach higher.
Really confused now – what remake of the government, what new ideas are required to revamp our tax code – just do it, how does he want to reform our schools, why do citizens need to work harder – does not new ideas and technology allow people to not work harder, and how are we going to make people learn more and reach higher – again personal decisions having nothing to do with government.
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.
What? The nation does not reward, it merely provides opportunities and stability. It is the individual who reaps the just rewards of their efforts. But Barry clearly thinks that everything you have comes from government and government alone.
That is what will give real meaning to our creed.
What? Thought we already had meaning to our creed?
We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity.
When did we, the people always believe that? Dignity is open to all but must be earned and lived not given unless he really means that everyone should be treated with common courtesy but again not sure there is a right to that. No one is ever guaranteed security and no country can provide that for all individuals all of the time – again personal responsibility plays a large part in this concept.
We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit.
Well that was what the Health Care Initiative was supposed to do but all thinking individuals knew that would not be true and any other intervention by government will only continue to make worse (if possible now). I would love to see Obama and Liberals make the hard choices about the deficit – keeping in mind that the only thing directed in the constitution is defense other than legislature and courts. All else is open to cuts and elimination.
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.
The generation that built this country is probably dead unless he believes that the country was not built until after WWII and the federal government is not responsible for investing in future generations that would be up to states (infrastructure). If you really cared about future generations you would cut drastically all parts of the federal government.
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.
My grandparents were responsible for taking care of themselves or were taken care of by their children – whom is he talking about? Parents of a child with a disability is a tough issue but still not a federal government issue and should be handled by local communities, charities, individuals not federal government.
We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few.
Freedom is for everyone – what they do with it and the consequences of their choices is their responsibility – happiness is never guaranteed only the freedom to pursue it as long as your pursuit harms no others but the liberal and current administration’s pursuits are harming many including the whole middle class.
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.
No this hurts others who now have to share in their bad fortune (most often caused by bad decisions) by alleviating them from any personal responsibility and all of us shouldering it for them. And no I do not recognize that I am merely subject to the whims of fate. If I lose a job I have an education that I can fall back on…or not because I made short sighted choices. Illness is seldom sudden or completely detached from my choices. And terrible storms tend to be in direct relation to where I CHOOSE to live. My life, everyone’s life, is the result of their choices, not the victim of fate.
And no those entitlement you mention do weaken us, they along with welfare offer incentives to think only short term, to make bad choices and to live in a way where you do not work for yourself.
We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity.
If an individual makes good choices for themselves they will benefit and thus so does posterity.
We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.
By destroying our children’s financial potential/security, destroying the future of America by not being able to financially continue all to try and control what is an act of nature and cannot be affected or impacted greatly by people. Wow, sure demonstrates the ability to understand cost/benefit ratio/value.
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.
That has occurred from the beginning of time called weather cycles – that’s life – get used to it. The overwhelming judgment of science is that it is a natural cycle not the cause of man. Just because you claim you have science on your side doesn’t make it so. But as one of your ideals once pointed out, the bigger the lie the more people will believe it.
The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise. That is how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure – our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.
What? Really? How? This is for business to decide, not government, constitution does not allow for this type of intervention or financing. All this does is make Obama’s friends rich and Americans poorer.
We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. Our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the flames of battle, are unmatched in skill and courage. Our citizens, seared by the memory of those we have lost, know too well the price that is paid for liberty. The knowledge of their sacrifice will keep us forever vigilant against those who would do us harm. But we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just the war, who turned sworn enemies into the surest of friends, and we must carry those lessons into this time as well.
And from all of your actions it seems your answer to ending war is to side with the most abhorrent nations on Earth.
We will defend our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law. We will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully – not because we are naive about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear. America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe; and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad, for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. We will support democracy from Asia to Africa; from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice – not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice.
Is he saying we are responsible for the people of the world? By supporting Islam does this not conflict with supporting democracy and freedom? “Peace in our Time” Wow does he know the implications of that statement – did he study history – does he know who Chamberlain is?? Scary this could be a foretelling……
Also, does anyone find it odd that he says we need to support democracy in the Middle East? There are two democracies in the Middle East, Iraq, which he abandoned and may collapse any day, and Israel which he back stabs on a daily basis.
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.
I like that we are inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth just two paragraphs after saying we’re going to stop wars to liberate people.
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.
That is interesting phrasing – do all men earn a living equal to their efforts – does our President and elected officials earn a living equal to their efforts? Very subjective phrasing – not sure how you enforce that one. Also does he know anything about economics…that women earn more than their males counterparts for equal work with equal experience and equal education?
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.
That would be Civil Unions under the law – contract law – marriage is a religious issue and government should not get involved. Also this is again, a state’s rights issue…I know Barry doesn’t believe states have rights but they do.
Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.
What?? How about until no citizen’s vote is cancelled out by the Democratic parties massive history of voter fraud?
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;
Okay, but you the Democratic party has continually voted against real immigration reform, opening up visas for those with education and looking for work. But all you want is to let in more people who don’t have a job or the education to get one, make them dependant on your handouts and vote for more. Hopeful immigrants come looking for a nation of law, you can’t believe in a nation of law if your first act here is to break it.
until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country.
That would be because he does not want laws that allow for them to pay their own way and then apply to stay and benefit themselves and America.
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.
How exactly do you accomplish this one? Because by mentioning Newton it suggests he means the very gun control which would put them in even greater danger.
That is our generation’s task – to make these words, these rights, these values – of Life, and Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – real for every American.
They already are except for your interference – what would be nicer is if you would stop trying to change America and let us be the best we can on our own!
Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life; it does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness. Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time – but it does require us to act in our time.
Exactly how do you define liberty in several ways? It really worries me when politicians begin redefining words that are key concepts in your most basic right. Does the right to freedom of the press now mean they have the liberty to print what the government approves? Perhaps my liberty to own a gun mean only that as a member of society if the government owns guns, then I own them, and thus my right has been fulfilled…personal ownership why would you need that?
For now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay.
Great, what decisions?? Also, if you were to read the Constitution and the other Founding Documents you might see how that the system was designed on the principle of delay, of thoughtful action, of compromise and debate. Swift action by anyone one man is exactly what they didn’t want.
We cannot mistake absolutism for principle,
or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.
A specialty of Obama and Liberals
We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect.
Good start already – it won’t probably work…..actually Barry your work will be perfect it will be the very definition of perfect failure.
We must act, knowing that today’s victories will be only partial, and that it will be up to those who stand here in four years, and forty years, and four hundred years hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred to us in a spare Philadelphia hall.
He means fix what destruction he caused in 8 years
My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction – and we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service. But the words I spoke today are not so different from the oath that is taken each time a soldier signs up for duty, or an immigrant realizes her dream.
“during the duration of our service” Our? There’s that royal We again. Also the oath isn’t recited it is spoken, to recite is to say words without thinking of their meaning…you know what this ass did.
My oath is not so different from the pledge we all make to the flag that waves above and that fills our hearts with pride.
I personally have never noticed any of the pride with the flag from him or Michelle
They are the words of citizens, and they represent our greatest hope.
You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course.
No we have a course set by Constitution – we have the power to change it but I really don’t think that will happen anytime soon.
You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time – not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals.
Would that also require stopping illegal voting and fraud and instituting voter ID.
Let each of us now embrace, with solemn duty and awesome joy, what is our lasting birthright. With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.
Soaring words for a petty dictator.
Thank you, God Bless you, and may He forever bless these United States of America.