Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Originally Posted by slybydesignw210
You know Drew, I sit here at work thinking and last night too. What sacrifices are the American People willing to make to see this country be a better place. I am talking about things such as energy, health care, and the economy on a whole. What are we the people, willing to further do to change things? Its clear that voting for BO is not enough. What tough decisions lye before us?
It is the one thing Bush never asked for, isn't it? : sacrifice. The American People, when asked, are always ready to give it, but it means the greedy must pitch in too, and to that Bush would never agree. I expect Obama to do the exact opposite.
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.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address