Monday, November 12, 2012

Obama's Speech Leaked!



Through my contacts I have learned that the President is preparing a groundbreaking speech. Here is the text of it which I will post here at great risk:

About the Declaration of Independence there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.

Under a system of popular government there will always be those who will seek for political preferment by clamoring for reform. While there is very little of this which is not sincere, there is a large portion that is not well informed. In my opinion very little of just criticism can attach to the theories and principles of our institutions. There is far more danger of harm than there is hope of good in any radical changes. We do need a better understanding and comprehension of them and a better knowledge of the foundations of government in general. Our forefathers came to certain conclusions and decided upon certain courses of action which have been a great blessing to the world. Before we can understand their conclusions we must go back and review the course which they followed. We must think the thoughts which they thought. Their intellectual life centered around the meeting-house. They were intent upon religious worship. While there were always among them men of deep learning, and later those who had comparatively large possessions, the mind of the people was not so much engrossed in how much they knew, or how much they had, as in how they were going to live. While scantily provided with other literature, there was a wide acquaintance with the Scriptures. Over a period as great as that which measures the existence of our independence they were subject to this discipline not only in their religious life and educational training, but also in their political thought. They were a people who came under the influence of a great spiritual development and acquired a great moral power.

No other theory is adequate to explain or comprehend the Declaration of Independence. It is the product of the spiritual insight of the people. We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed. We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshiped.

14 comments:

chess said...

This is our BHO??? Is this that movie "Dave" where the real BHO is in the basement on a vent.? So we all will be closer to God the more we redistribute?
Id rather go back to an ag society and workin the dirt.

ikaika said...

Take the last sentence of the purported speech - copy and paste it into a search engine.
an interesting hodge-podge of references comes to the surface, as if this speech were written by an algorithm

:o

frithguild said...

Hail to the chief
He's the one we all say "Hail" to.
We all say "Hail"
'Cause he keeps himself so clean!

frithguild said...

Ok, maybe I got exactly which President wrong. Picky picky picky!

ikaika said...

the author of the speech plagerized Calvin Coolidge!

ikaika said...

About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776 — that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance of the people of that day and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But, that reasoning cannot be applied to the great charter.
Calvin Coolidge's Speech on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

chess said...

Ive had enough.... Im enlisting now before I get drafted.....

This looks like a good spot for me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K4BvF_sb3Y

frithguild said...

all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp.

ikaika said...

Either someone is pulling your chain or Calvin Coolidge will now be Coopted as an honorary democrat...

chess said...

And by the way I predict that BHO 2nd term will make Coolidges term look like Camelot.

chess said...

So now I am confused.. So I am better off than I was 4 years ago..??

Coolidge praised the achievement of widespread prosperity in 1928, saying: "The requirements of existence have passed beyond the standard of necessity into the region of luxury."

All hail BHO....

chess said...

And then you Wall Street types screwed the pooch and crashed the market. Thanx alot guys....I was living in luxury!!

chess said...

Thanx guys but you have served your purpose


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