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I know President Bush’s inaugural address will be documented and thanks to the internet, will be accessible to anyone with internet access from here to eternity. But there is one part of his speech that I want my blog to be attached to. I want it to live through time, resting on one lone page of my blog. I believe what it says is vital to America’s continued success and dare I say, it’s very existence. I thank God, each and every day (literally) that we had a man such as President Bush come along at this time in history and that He gave the majority of this nation the notion that it was the right thing to do to vote him into another term. Here are the words I’m talking about:

America’s vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one. From the day of our founding, we have proclaimed that every man and woman on this earth has rights, and dignity, and matchless value, because they bear the image of the maker of heaven and earth. Across the generations, we have proclaimed the imperative of self-government, because no one is fit to be a master, and no one deserves to be a slave. Advancing these ideals is the mission that created our nation. It is the honorable achievement of our fathers. Now it is the urgent requirement of our nation’s security, and the calling of our time. …

We will persistently clarify the choice before every ruler and every nation: The moral choice between oppression, which is always wrong, and freedom, which is eternally right. America will not pretend that jailed dissidents prefer their chains, or that women welcome humiliation and servitude, or that any human being aspires to live at the mercy of bullies. …

When the Declaration of Independence was first read in public and the Liberty Bell was sounded in celebration, a witness said, “It rang as if it meant something.” In our time it means something still. America, in this young century, proclaims liberty throughout all the world, and to all the inhabitants thereof. Renewed in our strength tested, but not weary we are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom.

May God bless you, and may He watch over the United States of America.

He always has and always will.

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