About the Speech

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    I thought the Inaugural Speech was one of the best in recent times. I think GW did a pretty good job on delivering it too, though a bit overrehersed, but very adequate.

    What struck me is the classical philosophy behind it. Lots of Natural Rights Philosophy, a bit of 'state of nature'. Reminders of the values of the Roman Republic. It's been awhile. Such a great lesson in the midst of teaching Constitution philosophy.
     
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    anyplace we can listen to it?
     
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    I liked his very overt, in my opinion, appeal to the PEOPLE of Iran, etc. to take a stand for freedom and his promise that if they do, the US will support them. It almost sounded like he was telling them, "hey, if you start a revolution, we've got your back".
     
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    I'll check. Can access video and text on http://www.cspan.org/
     
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    This is the section of the speech I was referring to. It was a damn good speech overall!


     
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    Excellent Free. We caught that too! Kids right away were, "Hey when necessary we'll have a revolution. Remember Ms D., Jefferson said that." for some reason they think revolutions are cool. Guess it's a 7th grade thing.
     
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    Well, apparently you are doing an excellent job teaching them and they realize that sometimes revolutions are just and required.
     
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    Actually, one of the high school advisors was at my school today for placement advisement. Wanted to know what I was doing different than other schools in the area. Seems for the past 3 years, all of my students have entered or been moved to 'honors' social studies, even when reading grades weren't qualified. LOL, I am a taskmaster! How many 7th graders have to read philosophy? Granted I have to help with the 'understanding' but they feel 'so in on a secret.' There parents don't know this stuff. :cool:
     
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    I haven't been able to listen to the speech yet,I was at work,but Dick Morris just said on O'Reilly that it was the best speech since JFK and one the top 5 or 6 best inaugural(sp?) speeches of all time.
     
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    :clap: :clap: :clap:

    It was a great speech! All about freedom. Not only for America but for the entire world -
    and with God (!) stated as our source of freedom:
    Bush stated his general outline for future foreign policy and addressed the current Iraq situation all at once:
    I can guess how the liberal media will trash it tomorrow:
    1) They will more than likely attack Bush for his references to God and
    2) I'm sure they will see it also as another "neocon" plan to dominate the world.
     
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