FULL Video of OBAMA SPEECHpostedTheDailyCaller ^ | 10/2/2012Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 10:30:15 PM by MaryLou1full 36 minutes at the link
Our Founding Fathers, here in this country, brought about the only true revolution that has ever taken place in man’s history. Every other revolution simply exchanged one set of rulers for another set of rulers. But only here did that little band of men so advanced beyond their time that the world has never seen their like since, evolve the idea that you and I have within ourselves the God-given right and the ability to determine our own destiny. But freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it and then hand it to them with the well thought lessons of how they in their lifetime must do the same. And if you and I don’t do this, then you and I may well spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in America when men were free.
This is similar to other speeches he gave, such as his Operation Coffee Cup speech. But I find this one to be the most pointed, and even his most important because of this ending. Freedom isn’t the natural state of things. We all must do our part to make sure that freedom is protected. I knew for quite some time that these words were attributed to Reagan. I was very happy to see that an audio recording of it exists.
This speech is available on You Tube, but the audio track seems damaged to me. You can download the speech here, which I encourage everybody to do. It’s sad that this speech has been somewhat lost in the sands of time.
The preceding posting is what appears to be the entire transcript from this webpage, I didn’t sit and simultaneously listen/read to the whole thing to verify, but at times I went back and forth and it does appear to follow. It was the one and only transcript I could find, and I’d like to make sure this person’s hard work is not lost. I would attribute this person by name, but they don’t give their name. To whomever did this, thank you.
Rep. Bachmann fills vacuum, announces rebuttal to president’s jobs speech:
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), struggling to maintain visibility as a Republican presidential candidate, will rebut President Obama’s jobs speech to Congress on Thursday, her congressional office said.
Bachmann’s remarks are scheduled for 8:30 p.m. in a House television studio, but will be timed to follow Obama, who is expected to propose about $300 billion in measures to bolster hiring in what the administration has dubbed the “American Jobs Act.”
There is no formal Republican response to Obama’s speech, a void Bachmann appears poised to fill as she works to keep her name in the national discussion.
When Obama delivered his State of the Union address in January, Bachmann offered her own fiery response on behalf of the Tea Party movement, complete with chart, that aired live on CNN. But an apparent miscommunication over which camera was carrying the response on television led her to appear to be gazing off screen – a mix-up quickly seized upon by late-night comedians and Bachmann detractors.
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Did Ron Paul Force Obama to Reschedule a Speech?:
Who says Ron Paul can’t beat Barack Obama? The Texas Congressman’s threat to prevent the President’s upcoming speech to Congress from occurring the same night as a Republican presidential candidates’ debate — a debate in which Paul will participate — may very well have been the deciding factor in forcing Obama to postpone his appearance.
Obama sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday morning requesting to speak before a joint session of Congress on September 7 at 8 p.m. Eastern. Shortly thereafter the White House announced the President’s speech, which is to present his proposed jobs program. There was just one problem: A GOP presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is already scheduled to take place at that same time………….
The White House likes the newly announced “six strikes” voluntary agreement announced today between major copyright holders and Internet access providers. That’s no surprise—the US administration helped to broker the deal.
“The joining of Internet service providers and entertainment companies in a cooperative effort to combat online infringement can further this goal [of supporting jobs and exports] and we commend them for reaching this agreement,” said Victoria Espinel, US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, in a statement today. “We believe it will have a significant impact on reducing online piracy.”
Espinel is professionally interested in copyright online; Vice President Joe Biden is more of a copyright hobbyist (“piracy is flat, unadulterated theft”) who has convened White House meetings to talk about infringement. It was therefore no real surprise to learn a few weeks ago that the White House had played a behind-the-scenes role (along with New York’s Andrew Cuomo) in bringing together the content owners and ISPs to hash out a voluntary agreement.
While ISPs were for years seen more like the “common carriers” of yore, who ran a network and were generally not responsible for policing the uses of that network, government sentiment in key quarters is changing. And not just in the US—at the recent high level OECD Internet conference in Paris, the concluding document stressed ISPs’ duty to halt bad behavior.
“Sound Internet policy should
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EXCLUSIVE: Obama to Declare ‘The Rules Have Changed’ (Leaked Full Text of Speech Draft)
National Journal ^ | 1/25/2011 | National Journal
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:51:56 PM by Qbert
In the speech draft, Obama declared that the global economy poses new challenges for America. “The rules have changed,” the president says. Declaring “we do big things…That’s how we win the future,” Obama extolled bipartisanship, compromise and American exceptionalism while offering an agenda aimed at restoring the nation’s economic competitiveness.
Among the proposals Obama offered was tax simplification, eliminating taxpayer subsidies for oil companies and extending wireless coverage to 98 percent of Americans. Touting unity to a diverse nation, Obama said: “We may have different backgrounds, but we believe in the same dream that says this is a country where anything’s possible. No matter who you are. No matter where you come from.”
Here is the text of the speech draft obtained by National Journal:
Tonight I want to begin by congratulating the men and women of the 112th Congress, as well as your new Speaker, John Boehner. And as we mark this occasion, we are also mindful of the empty chair in this Chamber, and pray for the health of our colleague – and our friend – Gabby Giffords.
It’s no secret that those of us here tonight have had our differences over the last two years. The debates have been contentious; we have fought fiercely for our beliefs. And that’s a good thing. That’s what a robust democracy demands. That’s what helps set us apart as a nation…