Who Really Stands for Change: A My DD Quiz
by alexmhogan, Wed Feb 06, 2008 at 09:32:50 AM EST
Who stands for real change in 2008? See if you can correctly attribute the following speech.
My fellow citizens: Today we celebrate the mystery of American renewal. This ceremony is held in the depth of winter. But the words we speak and the faces we show the world, we force the spring. A spring reborn in the world's oldest democracy, that brings forth the vision and courage to reinvent America.
When our founders boldly declared America's independence to the world and our purposes to the Almighty, they knew that America, to endure, would have to change. Not change for change's sake, but change to preserve America's ideals? life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness.
Though we march to the music of our time, our mission is timeless. Each generation of Americans must define what it means to be an American.
Today, a generation ... assumes new responsibilities in a world warmed by the sunshine of freedom but threatened still by ancient hatreds and new plagues. Raised in unrivaled prosperity, we inherit an economy that is still the world's strongest, but is weakened by business failures, stagnant wages, increasing inequality, and deep divisions among our people.
Communications and commerce are global; investment is mobile; technology is almost magical; and ambition for a better life is now universal. We earn our livelihood in peaceful competition with people all across the earth. Profound and powerful forces are shaking and remaking our world, and the urgent question of our time is whether we can make change our friend and not our enemy.