Virtual Bourgeois

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Speeches

Posted by Gerald on August 29, 2008

Yesterday was a day for big speeches, old and new.

Here is a fragment from another speech:

…”As we peer into society’s future, we – you and I, and our government – must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow.  We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without asking the loss also of thier political and spiritual heritage.  We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.”

“Down the long lane of history yet to be written America knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.”

“Such a confederation must be one of equals.  The weakest must come to the conference table with the same confidence as do we, protected as we are by our moral economic, and military strength.  That table, though scarred by many past frustrations, cannot be abandoned for the certain agony of the battlefield.”

This from the Farewell Address of that Arch-liberal, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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