Background[ edit ] InObama was first elected to the Illinois Senate by that state's 13th District, and he would go on to hold that seat for eight years.
Thread Your Theme Throughout Your Speech If the core message of your speech is the plot of the story, then the theme of your speech is the setting and mood.
Stated another way, your message is the what you say— your theme is the how you say it. Inauguration speeches are very naturally set with themes that emphasize the continuity and progress of a nation.
Whatever the concerns of the era, they can be expressed relative to the past. This speech repeatedly drew examples from the past and even urged the people to return to old values near the end of the speech: But those values upon which our success depends — hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism — these things are old.
These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history.
What is demanded then is a return to these truths. All in all, there are numerous references to the past to set the theme for this speech: So it must be with this generation of Americans. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.
The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.
Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered.
Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.
They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America — they will be met. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: It must be earned.
Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted — for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things — some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.
They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year.
Our capacity remains undiminished.Continuing to be outraged by Obama's call for a "national day of service," Rush talked about how made him think about the Gettysburg Address and went on to read more about Beamer's story.
Obama's Speech on the Death of Osama Bin Laden. Obama's remarks from the evening of May 1, We quickly learned that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al Qaeda -- . Barack Obama election victory speech, Jump to navigation Jump to search "If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer." —Barack Obama.
Sep 11, · ANALYSIS/OPINION: First came Barack Obama, with a speech from the University of Illinois, reminding conservatives everywhere why America is .
It is the cumulative weight and seriousness of the questions that remain about 9/11, however, that lead me to think that Barack Obama is not in fact a skeptic of 9/11 truth. He’s much too smart to ignore the obvious contradictions in the official story.
With the 13th anniversary of 9/11 nearly at hand, President Obama is set to speak Wednesday about the growing threat posed by ISIS, followed Thursday by remarks at a Pentagon ceremony commemorating.