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President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address

  • Date Submitted: 09/08/2010 11:51 PM
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I have chosen to review the excerpt from President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address delivered to the nation on January 20, 2009. In this particular excerpt, President Obama emphasizes how important it is that a collaborative effort be made on the part of U.S. citizens to assume greater responsibility for the overall welfare and condition of our nation. President Obama wastes no time in substantiating his view with little argument, using the very basis of fundamental principles and codes of ethics that our nation was formed with right from the beginning. He makes it clear that though the challenges may be new, such core values as honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity and loyalty and patriotism are not. I feel that in that one statement alone, the listener is given a clear understanding of what is simply an indisputable fact. Considering the very essence of his words, our President points out “These things are true, and what is required of us now is a return, a new era of responsibility.” If there were any questions on behalf of the American citizens who were actually listening to our President up to that point, as to whether or not this was just notion, then they would clearly have to have been found without basis for sound reason within the moments following as the President uses his very own nomination as the seal for his deliverance. Furthermore, in his closing, I feel as though the listener is left without any instinct as to even consider whether opinion or fact, as the President finally references the birth of our nation and the fierce determination that was required of our forefathers amidst the severe hardship at that time. Ultimately, that is what has made it possible for us to even become the nation that we are now. I definitely stand on this deliverance as fact.



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