Excellent opening speech of President Obama in his second term

Friday, January 25, 2013

Luckily, in the midst of so many somber realities and expectations, President Obama appears as the leader of  the yet most powerful country of the Earth, who can start the "new beginning", the historical inflection from force to word.

Despite harassment of the Republican Party on which lies the military, financial, energetic and media "great domain", he has now the moral authority at a global scale that would allow him to replace the democratic principles where "globalizers" placed trade laws; ethical values that were replaced erroneously by themarket”.  And he could undertake the reconstruction of a democratic multilateralism, respecting "all peoples" -as stated in the Charter- and not only to the most prosperous and powerful. Obama could also tackle the great socioeconomic, environmental and security and peace issues adopting measures at national and global levels involving all the inhabitants of Earth, as far apart today, so unequal, so confused, so many needy...

Here are some of the paragraphs that I consider interesting to note:

“Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play”.

“Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable…”.

“…We have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges”.

“For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it”.

“We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time”.

“We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations…”.

“The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it”.

“But we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just the war…”.

“We will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad”.

“We will support democracy from Asia to Africa; from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom”.

“Peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice”.

“Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country”.

“For now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay”.

“You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time — not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals”.

Obama, another opportunity to clarify the directions of a future respectful with the young and succeeding  generations, in order to straighten up the injustices caused by the extreme greed, due to the absolute power blindness rather than genuine democracy.