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Prustice Impressed with Obama’s Address

In Uncategorized on March 3, 2009 at 12:26 AM

 

President Obama addressing, for the first time, a joint session of Congress            

            Last Tuesday night, our President addressed our nation speaking, for the most part, about our economic recovery (something Prustice isn’t following). However, towards the finale of this oration, the mentioning of two particular issues had me smiling.

            First, in an eloquent section that gave thanks to our military and established a vision for the future of our wars, President Barack Obama said, “To overcome extremism, we must also be vigilant in upholding the values our troops defend, because there is no force in the world more powerful than the example of America. And that is why I have ordered the closing of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and will seek swift and certain justice for captured terrorists, because living our values doesn’t make us weaker. It makes us safer, and it makes us stronger.”

            “And that is why I can stand here tonight and say without exception or equivocation that the United States of America does not torture. We can make that commitment here tonight.”

            For the overall trajectory of our common defense, “We cannot shun the negotiating table nor ignore the foes or forces that could do us harm. We are instead called to move forward with the sense of confidence and candor that serious times demand.”

            In the pursuit of protecting our country, President Bush committed massive mistakes. (Read The W. Presidency, What Bush Did Wrong) Breaking our values to protect our values is inexcusable.

            President Obama is committed to renewing our country’s values, pertaining to this issue, because he understands that monsters don’t stop monsters; they just create more violence.

            This is the change we needed in Washington. It’s here and I’m excited. Prustice.

 

(The SECOND issue mentioned by Obama that had Prustice smiling will be posted soon…)

                                                                                                                 

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