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Subject: qotd: Second Inaugural of President Barack Obama
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:48:57 -0800
From: Don McCanne <>
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January 21, 2013
Second Inaugural Speech
President Barack H. Obama

We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic
measure of security and dignity. We must make the hard choices to reduce
the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. 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. 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. We do not believe that in this country, freedom is
reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. 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.

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