Friday, November 09, 2007

Sarkozy for President-- of the U.S.A!

I listened to the speech yesterday. He spoke of "individual liberty" and how people in America earned what we have with their own hands, without expectations of hand outs. Whoever converted this speech to text omitted that part.
I've been told that it is "absolutely maddening" that editors "cut bits and pieces out of a full text speech." It certainly isn't truthful.

What we need are canditates running for President to use some of these beautiful platitudes:
"America's moral value consisted in its "extraordinary ability to grant people another chance"; it was a country where "failure is never the last word", where nothing is owed but everything has to be earned.

Here, both the humblest and most illustrious citizens alike know that nothing is owed to them and that everything has to be earned. That's what constitutes the moral value of America. America did not teach men the idea of freedom; she taught them how to practice it. And she fought for this freedom whenever she felt it to be threatened somewhere in the world. It was by watching America grow that men and women understood that freedom was possible.

What made America great was her ability to transform her own dream
into hope for all mankind.


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