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亲,你们想拥有一口流利的英语口语吗?你们想像世界名人一样拥有敏锐的智慧、滔滔不绝的口才吗?在这里,大家不但可以聆听抑扬顿挫的英文,而且还可以学习到名人的过人之处,相信会受益匪浅的!听,他们来了......201201/168344Ronald Reagan: The Evil EmpireRemarks at the Annual Convention of the the National Association of Evangelicalsdelivered 8 March1983, Orlando FLModerator: Ladies and Gentlemen: The President of the ed States, Ronald Reagan.President Reagan: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you very much.And, Reverend Clergy all, Senator Hawkins, distinguished members of the Florida conssional delegation, and all of you: I cant tell you how you have warmed my heart with your welcome. Im delighted to be here today.Those of you in the National Association of Evangelicals are known for your spiritual and humanitarian work. And I would be especially remiss if I didnt discharge right now one personal debt of gratitude. Thank you for your prayers. Nancy and I have felt their presence many times in many ways. And believe me, for us theyve made all the difference.The other day in the East Room of the White House at a meeting there, someone asked me whether I was aware of all the people out there who were praying for the President. And I had to say, ;Yes, I am. Ive felt it. I believe in intercessionary prayer.; But I couldnt help but say to that questioner after hed asked the question that -- or at least say to them that if sometimes when he was praying he got a busy signal, it was just me in there ahead of him. I think I understand how Abraham Lincoln felt when he said, ;I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.; From the joy and the good feeling of this conference, I go to a political reception. Now, I dont know why, but that bit of scheduling reminds me of a story which Ill share with you.An evangelical minister and a politician arrived at Heavens gate one day together. And St. Peter, after doing all the necessary formalities, took them in hand to show them where their quarters would be. And he took them to a small, single room with a bed, a chair, and a table and said this was for the clergyman. And the politician was a little worried about what might be in store for him. And he couldnt believe it then when St. Peter stopped in front of a beautiful mansion with lovely grounds, many servants, and told him that these would be his quarters.And he couldnt help but ask, he said, ;But wait, how -- theres something wrong -- how do I get this mansion while that good and holy man only gets a single room?; And St. Peter said, ;You have to understand how things are up here. Weve got thousands and thousands of clergy. Youre the first politician who ever made it.;But I dont want to contribute to a stereotype. So I tell you there are a at many God-fearing, dedicated, noble men and women in public life, present company included. And yes, we need your help to keep us ever-mindful of the ideas and the principles that brought us into the public arena in the first place. The basis of those ideals and principles is a commitment to freedom and personal liberty that, itself is grounded in the much deeper realization that freedom prospers only where the blessings of God are avidly sought and humbly accepted.The American experiment in democracy rests on this insight. Its discovery was the at triumph of our Founding Fathers, voiced by William Penn when he said: ;If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants.; Explaining the inalienable rights of men, Jefferson said, ;The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.; And it was George Washington who said that ;of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.;And finally, that shrewdest of all observers of American democracy, Alexis de Tocqueville, put it eloquently after he had gone on a search for the secret of Americas atness and genius -- and he said: ;Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the atness and the genius of America. America is good. And if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be at.;Well, Im pleased to be here today with you who are keeping America at by keeping her good. Only through your work and prayers and those of millions of others can we hope to survive this perilous century and keep alive this experiment in liberty, this last, best hope of man.I want you to know that this administration is motivated by a political philosophy that sees the atness of America in you, her people, and in your families, churches, neighborhoods, communities: the institutions that foster and nourish values like concern for others and respect for the rule of law under God.Now, I dont have to tell you that this puts us in opposition to, or at least out of step with, a -- a prevailing attitude of many who have turned to a modern-day secularism, discarding the tried and time-tested values upon which our very civilization is based. No matter how well intentioned, their value system is radically different from that of most Americans. And while they proclaim that theyre freeing us from superstitions of the past, theyve taken upon thelves the job of superintending us by government rule and regulation. Sometimes their voices are louder than ours, but they are not yet a majority.An example of that vocal superiority is evident in a controversy now going on in Washington. And since Im involved Ive been waiting to hear from the parents of young America. How far are they willing to go in giving to government their prerogatives as parents?Let me state the case as briefly and simply as I can. An organization of citizens, sincerely motivated, deeply concerned about the increase in illegitimate births and abortions involving girls well below the age of consent, some time ago established a nationwide network of clinics to offer help to these girls and, hopefully, alleviate this situation. Now, again, let me say, I do not fault their intent. However, in their well-intentioned effort, these clinics decided to provide advice and birth control drugs and devices to underage girls without the knowledge of their parents.For some years now, the federal government has helped with funds to subsidize these clinics. In providing for this, the Conss decreed that every effort would be made to maximize parental participation. Nevertheless, the drugs and devices are prescribed without getting parental consent or giving notification after theyve done so. Girls termed ;sexually active; -- and that has replaced the word ;promiscuous; -- are given this help in order to prevent illegitimate birth or abortion.Well, we have ordered clinics receiving federal funds to notify the parents such help has been given. One of the nations leading newspapers has created the term ;squeal rule; in editorializing against us for doing this, and were being criticized for violating the privacy of young people. A judge has recently granted an injunction against an enforcement of our rule. Ive watched TV panel shows discuss this issue, seen columnists pontificating on our error, but no one seems to mention morality as playing a part in the subject of sex.Is all of Judeo-Christian tradition wrong? Are we to believe that something so sacred can be looked upon as a purely physical thing with no potential for emotional and psychological harm? And isnt it the parents right to give counsel and advice to keep their children from making mistakes that may affect their entire lives?Many of us in government would like to know what parents think about this intrusion in their family by government. Were going to fight in the courts. The right of parents and the rights of family take precedence over those of Washington-based bureaucrats and social engineers.But the fight against parental notification is really only one example of many attempts to water down traditional values and even abrogate the original terms of American democracy. Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. When our Founding Fathers passed the First Amendment, they sought to protect churches from government interference. They never intended to construct a wall of hostility between government and the concept of religious belief itself.The evidence of this permeates our history and our government. The Declaration of Independence mentions the Supreme Being no less than four times. ;In God We Trust; is engraved on our coinage. The Supreme Court opens its proceedings with a religious invocation. And the members of Conss open their sessions with a prayer. I just happen to believe the schoolchildren of the ed States are entitled to the same privileges as Supreme Court justices and conssmen.Last year, I sent the Conss a constitutional amendment to restore prayer to public schools. Aly this session, theres growing bipartisan support for the amendment, and I am calling on the Conss to act speedily to pass it and to let our children pray.Perhaps some of you recently about the Lubbock school case, where a judge actually ruled that it was unconstitutional for a school district to give equal treatment to religious and nonreligious student groups, even when the group meetings were being held during the students own time. The First Amendment never intended to require government to discriminate against religious speech.Senators Denton and Hatfield have proposed legislation in the Conss on the whole question of prohibiting discrimination against religious forms of student speech. Such legislation could go far to restore freedom of religious speech for public school students. And I hope the Conss considers these bills quickly. And with your help, I think its possible we could also get the constitutional amendment through the Conss this year.More than a decade ago, a Supreme Court decision literally wiped off the books of fifty states statutes protecting the rights of unborn children. Abortion on demand now takes the lives of up to one and a half million unborn children a year. Human life legislation ending this tragedy will someday pass the Conss, and you and I must never rest until it does. Unless and until it can be proven that the unborn child is not a living entity, then its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be protected.You may remember that when abortion on demand began, many, and indeed, Im sure many of you, warned that the practice would lead to a decline in respect for human life, that the philosophical premises used to justify abortion on demand would ultimately be used to justify other attacks on the sacredness of human life -- infanticide or mercy killing. Tragically enough, those warnings proved all too true. Only last year a court permitted the death by starvation of a handicapped infant.I have directed the Health and Human Services Department to make clear to every health care facility in the ed States that the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protects all handicapped persons against discrimination based on handicaps, including infants. And we have taken the further step of requiring that each and every recipient of federal funds who provides health care services to infants must post and keep posted in a conspicuous place a notice stating that ;discriminatory failure to feed and care for handicapped infants in this facility is prohibited by federal law.; It also lists a twenty-four-hour; toll-free number so that nurses and others may report violations in time to save the infants life.In addition, recent legislation introduced by -- in the Conss by Representative Henry Hyde of Illinois not only increases restrictions on publicly financed abortions, it also addresses this whole problem of infanticide. I urge the Conss to begin hearings and to adopt legislation that will protect the right of life to all children, including the disabled or handicapped.Now, Im sure that you must get discouraged at times, but there youve done better than you know, perhaps. Theres a at spiritual awakening in America, a renewal of the traditional values that have been the bedrock of Americas goodness and atness.One recent survey by a Washington-based research council concluded that Americans were far more religious than the people of other nations; 95 percent of those surveyed expressed a belief in God and a huge majority believed the Ten Commandments had real meaning in their lives. And another study has found that an overwhelming majority of Americans disapprove of adultery, teenage sex, pornography, abortion, and hard drugs. And this same study showed a deep reverence for the importance of family ties and religious belief.I think the items that weve discussed here today must be a key part of the nations political agenda. For the first time the Conss is openly and seriously debating and dealing with the prayer and abortion issues and thats enormous pross right there. I repeat: America is in the midst of a spiritual awakening and a moral renewal. And with your biblical keynote, I say today, ;Yes, let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.;Now, obviously, much of this new political and social consensus Ive talked about is based on a positive view of American history, one that takes pride in our countrys accomplishments and record. But we must never forget that no government schemes are going to perfect man. We know that living in this world means dealing with what philosophers would call the phenomenology of evil or, as theologians would put it, the doctrine of sin.There is sin and evil in the world, and were enjoined by Scripture and the Lord Jesus to oppose it with all our might. Our nation, too, has a legacy of evil with which it must deal. The glory of this land has been its capacity for transcending the moral evils of our past. For example, the long struggle of minority citizens for equal rights, once a source of disunity and civil war is now a point of pride for all Americans. We must never go back. There is no room for racism, anti-Semitism, or other forms of ethnic and racial hatred in this country.I know that youve been horrified, as have I, by the resurgence of some hate groups preaching bigotry and prejudice. Use the mighty voice of your pulpits and the powerful standing of your churches to denounce and isolate these hate groups in our midst. The commandment given us is clear and simple: ;Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.;But whatever sad episodes exist in our past, any objective observer must hold a positive view of American history, a history that has been the story of hopes fulfilled and dreams made into reality. Especially in this century, America has kept alight the torch of freedom, but not just for ourselves but for millions of others around the world.And this brings me to my final point today. During my first press conference as president, in answer to a direct question, I pointed out that, as good Marxist-Leninists, the Soviet leaders have openly and publicly declared that the only morality they recognize is that which will further their cause, which is world revolution. I think I should point out I was only ing Lenin, their guiding spirit, who said in 1920 that they repudiate all morality that proceeds from supernatural ideas -- thats their name for religion -- or ideas that are outside class conceptions. Morality is entirely subordinate to the interests of class war. And everything is moral that is necessary for the annihilation of the old, exploiting social order and for uniting the proletariat.Well, I think the refusal of many influential people to accept this elementary fact of Soviet doctrine illustrates a historical reluctance to see totalitarian powers for what they are. We saw this phenomenon in the 1930s. We see it too often today.This doesnt mean we should isolate ourselves and refuse to seek an understanding with them. I intend to do everything I can to persuade them of our peaceful intent, to remind them that it was the West that refused to use its nuclear monopoly in the forties and fifties for territorial gain and which now proposes 50 percent cut in strategic ballist ic missiles and the elimination of an entire class of land-based, intermediate-range nuclear missiles.At the same time, however, they must be made to understand we will never compromise our principles and standards. We will never give away our freedom. We will never abandon our belief in God. And we will never stop searching for a genuine peace. But we can assure none of these things America stands for through the so-called nuclear freeze solutions proposed by some.The truth is that a freeze now would be a very dangerous fraud, for that is merely the illusion of peace. The reality is that we must find peace through strength.I would ae to a freeze if only we could freeze the Soviets global desires. A freeze at current levels of weapons would remove any incentive for the Soviets to negotiate seriously in Geneva and virtually end our chances to achieve the major arms reductions which we have proposed. Instead, they would achieve their objectives through the freeze.A freeze would reward the Soviet Union for its enormous and unparalleled military buildup. It would prevent the essential and long overdue modernization of ed States and allied defenses and would leave our aging forces increasingly vulnerable. And an honest freeze would require extensive prior negotiations on the systems and numbers to be limited and on the measures to ensure effective verification and compliance. And the kind of a freeze that has been suggested would be virtually impossible to verify. Such a major effort would divert us completely from our current negotiations on achieving substantial reductions.A number of years ago, I heard a young father, a very prominent young man in the entertainment world, addressing a tremendous gathering in California. It was during the time of the cold war, and communism and our own way of life were very much on peoples minds. And he was speaking to that subject. And suddenly, though, I heard him saying, ;I love my little girls more than anything.; And I said to myself, ;Oh, no, dont. You cant -- dont say that.; But I had underestimated him. He went on: ;I would rather see my little girls die now; still believing in God, than have them grow up under communism and one day die no longer believing in God.;There were thousands of young people in that audience. They came to their feet with shouts of joy. They had instantly recognized the profound truth in what he had said, with regard to the physical and the soul and what was truly important.Yes, let us pray for the salvation of all of those who live in that totalitarian darkness. Pray they will discover the joy of knowing God. But until they do, let us be aware that while they preach the supremacy of the State, declare its omnipotence over individual man, and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on the earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world.It was C.S. Lewis who, in his unforgettable Screw Tape Letters, wrote: ;The atest evil is not done now in those sordid dens of crime that Dickens loved to paint. It is not even done in concentration camps and labor camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered; moved, seconded, carried and minuted in clear, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voice.;Well, ause these quiet men do not raise their voices, ause they sometimes speak in soothing tones of brotherhood and peace, ause, like other dictators before them, theyre always making ;their final territorial demand,; some would have us accept them at their word and accommodate ourselves to their agssive impulses. But if history teaches anything, it teaches that simpleminded appeasement or wishful thinking about our adversaries is folly. It means the betrayal of our past, the squandering of our freedom.So, I urge you to speak out against those who would place the ed States in a position of military and moral inferiority. You know, Ive always believed that old Screw Tape reserved his best efforts for those of you in the Church. So, in your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride --the temptation of blithely declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the agssive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil.I ask you to resist the attempts of those who would have you withhold your support for our efforts, this administrations efforts, to keep America strong and free, while we negotiate real and verifiable reductions in the worlds nuclear arsenals and one day, with Gods help, their total elimination.While Americas military strength is important, let me add here that Ive always maintained that the struggle now going on for the world will never be decided by bombs or rockets, by armies or military might. The real crisis we face today is a spiritual one; at root, it is a test of moral will and faith.Whittaker Chambers, the man whose own religious conversion made him a witness to one of the terrible traumas of our time, the Hiss-Chambers case, wrote that the crisis of the Western world exists to the dee in which the West is indifferent to God, the dee to which it collaborates in communisms attempt to make man stand alone without God. And then he said, for Marxism-Leninism is actually the second-oldest faith, first proclaimed in the Garden of Eden with the words of temptation, ;Ye shall be as gods.;The Western world can answer this challenge, he wrote, ;but only provided that its faith in God and the freedom He enjoins is as at as communisms faith in Man.;I believe we shall rise to the challenge. I believe that communism is another sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last -- last pages even now are being written. I believe this ause the source of our strength in the quest for human freedom is not material, but spiritual. And ause it knows no limitation, it must terrify and ultimately triumph over those who would enslave their fellow man. For in the words of Isaiah: ;He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increased strength. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary. ;Yes, change your world. One of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine, said, ;We have it within our power to begin the world over again.; We can do it, doing together what no one church could do by itself.God bless you and thank you very much. /201205/182118

As the President beats back lobbyists seeking to weaken Wall Street Reform, he talks about an even broader threat that would vastly expand the influence of massive industries and their lobbyists in Washington. A recent Supreme Court decision opened the floodgates for corporations, including foreign corporations, to spend endless money on political ads that would give them even more power at the expense of American families – the President pledges to fight for reforms to stem that influence.Download Video: mp4 (141MB) | mp3 (5MB) 201005/102844

Fellow Citizens: I am again called upon by the voice of my country to execute the functions of its Chief Magistrate.同胞们:我再次被我的祖国召唤来履行首席执行官的职责。When the occasion proper for it shall arrive,当将来适当机会来临时,I shall endeavor to express the high sense I entertain of this distinguished honor,我将努力表达我对这非凡荣耀的高尚情感,and of the confidence which has been reposed in me by the people of united America.和统一的美国民众寄于我的信心。Previous to the execution of any official act of the President the Constitution requires an oath of office.在总统行使任何官方职责之前,宪法要求就职宣誓。This oath I am now about to take,and in your presence:在你们面前,这就是我要承诺的誓言:That if it shall be found during my administration of the Government ,在我的政府行使职务期间,I have in any instance violated willingly or knowingly the injunctions thereof,如有任何明知故犯地违反已有的禁令,I may(besides incurring constitutional punishment)be subject to the upbraidings of all who are now witnesses of the present solemn ceremony.我不但将遭受宪法的处罚,而且还将受到出席这庄严仪式的诸位的谴责。01/84135

  【Speech Video】The President honors the 2010 NCAA Women’s Basketball champion Connecticut Huskies for their second straight undefeated season and victory in the NCAA tournament.201005/104001

  Hi, this is Joe Biden. I'm speaking to you from the University of Pittsburgh, where I just spoke to students here about what we've done to help ease the burden on them when it comes to the rising cost of tuition and the accumulating student debt and what we're going to do to help create jobs when they graduate.Today we found out we've had the 20th month in a row where we've increased private sector jobs -- 104,000 this month, 104,000 private sector jobs. And as all you know, that's not nearly enough. We have to increase the pace. We have to act now to do everything in our power to keep this economy moving and to grow jobs.President Obama is on his way back from France where he just met with the leaders of the 20 largest economies in the world, where he urged our European friends to step up and stabilize their own economies because if they fail, it will affect the whole world.Too many Americans are still struggling. Too many college students here at the University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere are worrying about the rising cost of their tuition, and the increasing accumulation of debt. And too many of their parents are in stagnant jobs or out of work, wondering if they're going to be able to send their child back to college next semester.My dad used to have a saying. He said, a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about dignity. It's about respect.And too many Americans have been stripped of their dignity through no fault of their own. So we can't wait to help them. The President and I believe we have to act now. That's why we've introduced the jobs bill which independent validators said would create 2 million new jobs.Although 51 senators voted for that jobs bill, our Republican colleagues in the Senate used a procedural requirement that requires it to have 60 votes, so it failed. And since then we've taken every important piece of the jobs bill and demanded that we have a separate vote. But our Republican colleagues in the Senate have voted unanimously to vote down each and every part so far: to restore 400,000 jobs for teachers, police officers, firefighters, putting them back in classrooms, on the streets and in the fire houses.And then on Thursday, they unanimously voted down the second part of our program: to rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges, which would have created more than 400,000 good-paying jobs.These are all programs that the Republicans in the past have supported, but once again, every Republican voted no -- blocking the majority will to put these folks back to work.I think the assumption is that they're voting no because of the way we would pay for these jobs, and we do pay for them. We think everybody should pay their fair share, so that's why we put a small surtax on the first dollar after a person has aly made million. That seems fair to us, and it pays for the bill. It's a small price to pay to put hundreds of thousands of people back to work.So, look, we can't wait. We can't wait for the Congress to start acting responsibly, and that's why the President has used his executive power to announce that hundreds of thousands of people will be able to refinance their homes from 6 percent interest rates to 4 percent, saving them an average of ,000 a year. That's why the President announced that beginning next year, no student will have to pay back more than 10 percent of their discretionary income toward their student debt. He also announced new regulations regarding prescription drugs to prevent price gouging. And there's more to come.If the Republican Congress won't join us, we're going to continue to act on our own to make the changes that we can to bring relief to middle-class families and those aspiring to get in the middle class.Look, it's simple: We refuse to take no for an answer. We know these steps taken alone are not going to solve all of our problems, but they will make a difference in the lives of millions of American families struggling to hold on. And you know and I know if the Republicans would just let the Congress do its job, let it step up and meet its responsibilities, we could do so much more, and we could do it immediately.That's why the President and I need your help to tell your Republican congressmen and senators to step up. Tell them to stop worrying about their jobs and start worrying about yours because we're all in this together, and together is the way we're going to bring America back even stronger than it was before.Thank you.201111/160317。

  

  Dwight D. Eisenhower:Atoms for PeaceDelivered8 December1953,edNationsGeneral AssemblyAUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED:Textversion belowtranscribeddirectlyfromaudioMadam President and Members of the General Assembly:When Secretary GeneralHammarskjoldrsquo;s invitation to address this GeneralAssembly reachedme in Bermuda, I was just beginning a series of conferences withthe Prime Ministers andForeign Ministers of Great Britain and of France. Our subject was some of the problems thatbeset our world.During the remainder of the Bermuda Conference, Ihadconstantly in mind that ahead of melay a greathonor. Thathonor is mine today, as I stand here, privilegedto address the GeneralAssembly of the ed Nations.Atthe same time that I appreciate the distinction of addressing you, I have a sense ofexhilaration as I look upon this Assembly. Never before inhistory has somuch hope for somany people been gathered together in a singleorganization. Your deliberations and decisionsduring these somber years have aly realized part of those hopes.Butthe greattests and the great accomplishments still lie ahead. And in the confidentexpectation of those accomplishments, I would use the office which, for the time being, Ihold,to assure you that the Government of the ed States will remainsteadfastinits support ofthis body.Transcription byMichaelE. Eidenmuller. Propertyof AmericanRhetoric.com. . Copyright 2006. All rights reserved.Page1AmericanRhetoric.comThis we shall doin the convictionthatyou will provide a great share of the wisdom, of thecourage, and the faith which can bring to this world lasting peace for allnations, andhappiness and wellbeingfor allmen.Clearly, it would not be fitting for me to take this occasion to present toyou a unilateralAmerican report on Bermuda. Nevertheless, I assure you that in our deliberations onthatlovely island we soughtto invoke those same great concepts of universal peace and humandignity which are so cleanly etched in your Charter. Neither would itbe a measure of thisgreat opportunity merely to recite,however hopefully, pious platitudes.I therefore decidedthatthis occasion warranted my saying toyousome of the things thathave been on the minds and hearts of my legislative and executive associates, and on mine,for a greatmany months thoughtsI had originally planned to say primarily to the Americanpeople.I know thatthe American people share my deep belief that if a danger exists inthe world,it isa danger shared by all. and equally, that if hope exists in the mind of one nation, thathopeshould be shared by all.Finally, if there is to be advanced any proposal designed to ease even by the smallestmeasure the tensions of todayrsquo;s world, whatmore appropriate audience could there be thanthe members of the GeneralAssembly of the ed Nations. Ifeelimpelled to speak today ina language that in a sense is new, one whichI, who have spentso much of my life in themilitary profession, would have preferred neverto use. That new language is the language ofatomic warfare.The atomic age has moved forward at such a pace that every citizen of the world should havesome comprehension, at least in comparative terms, of the extent of this development, of theutmost significance to everyone of us. Clearly, if the peoples of the world are to conduct anintelligentsearchfor peace, they must be armed withthe significant facts of todayrsquo;sexistence.My recital of atomic danger and power is necessarily stated in ed States terms, for theseare the only incontrovertible facts that Iknow. I need hardly point outto this Assembly,however, that this subjectis global, not merely nationalin character.On July 16, 1945, the ed States set off theworldrsquo;s first atomic explosion.Since that date in 1945, the ed States of America has conducted fortytwotest explosions.Atomic bombs today are more thantwentyfivetimes as powerful as the weapons with whichthe atomic age dawned, while hydrogen weapons are inthe ranges of millions of tons of TNTequivalent.Transcription byMichaelE. Eidenmuller. Propertyof AmericanRhetoric.com. . Copyright 2006. All rights reserved.Page2AmericanRhetoric.comToday, the ed States stockpile of atomic weapons, which, of course, increases daily,exceeds by many times the total [explosive] equivalent of the total of all bombs and all shellsthat came from every plane and every gunin every theatre of war in all the years of WorldWar II.A single air group, whether afloat or land based, can now deliver to any reachable target adestructive cargo exceeding in power allthe bombs thatfell on Britainin all ofWorld War II.Insize and variety, the development of atomic weapons has been noless remarkable. Thedevelopmenthas been suchthat atomic weapons have virtually achieved conventional statuswithin our armed services.Inthe ed States, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps are all capableof putting this weaponto military use. But the d secret and the fearfulengines of atomicmight are not ours alone.Inthe first place, the secret is possessed by our friends and allies, GreatBritain and Canada,whose scientific genius made a tremendous contributionto our original discoveries and thedesigns of atomic bombs.The secret is also known by the SovietUnion.The Soviet Unionhas informed us that, over recent years, ithas devoted extensive resourcesto atomic weapons. During this period the Soviet Unionhas exploded a series of atomicadvices devices,including atleast one involving thermonuclearreactions. If at one timethe es States possessed what mighthave been called a monopoly of atomic power, thatmonopoly ceased to exist several years ago.Therefore, although our earlier start has permitted us to accumulate whatis today a greatquantitative advantage,the atomic realities of today comprehend two facts of even greatersignificance.First, the knowledge now possessed by severalnations will eventually be shared by others,possibly all others.Second, even a vast superiority innumbers of weapons, and a consequent capability ofdevastating retaliation, is no preventive, of itself, against the fearfulmaterial damage and tollof humanlives that would be inflicted by surprise aggression. The free world, atleast dimlyaware of these facts, has naturally embarked on a large program of warning and defensesystems. That program will be accelerated and expanded.Butletno one think thattheexpenditure of vast sums for weapons and systems of defense can guarantee absolute safetyfor the cities and citizens of any nation. The awful arithmetic of the atomic bomb does notpermit of any sucheasy solution. Even againstthe most powerful defense, an aggressor inpossession of the effective minimum number of atomic bombs for a surprise attack couldprobably place a sufficientnumber of his bombson the chosen targets tocause hideousdamage.Transcription byMichaelE. Eidenmuller. Propertyof AmericanRhetoric.com. . Copyright 2006. All rights reserved.Page3AmericanRhetoric.comShould such an atomic attack be launched againstthe ed States, our reactions would beswift and resolute. But for me to say thatthe defense capabilities of the ed States aresuchthatthey could inflictterrible losses upon an aggressor,for me to say that the retaliationcapabilities of the es States are so greatthat such an aggressorrsquo;s land would be laidwaste, all this, while fact, is notthe true expression of the purpose and the hope of the edStates.To pause there would be to confirm the hopeless finality of a belief that two atomic colossi aredoomed malevolently to eye each other indefinitely across a trembling world.To stop therewould be to accepthope helplesslythe probability of civilization destroyed,the annihilationof the irreplaceable heritage of mankind handed downto use generationfrom generation, andthe condemnation of mankind to begin all over again the ageoldstruggle upwardfromsavagery toward decency, and right, and justice. Surely no sane member of the human racecould discover victory in such desolation.Could anyone wish his name to be coupled by history with such human degradation anddestruction? Occasional pages of history dorecord the faces of the ;great destroyers,; butthewhole book of history reveals mankindrsquo;s neverendingquestfor peace and mankindrsquo;s Godgivencapacity to build.Itis with the book of history, and not withisolated pages,that the ed States will everwish to be identified. My country wants to be constructive, not destructive. It wantsagreements, not wars, among nations. It wants itself to live in freedom and in the confidencethatthe people of every other nation enjoy equally the right of choosing their own way of life.So my countryrsquo;s purpose is tohelp us move outof the dark chamber of horrors intothe light,to find a way by which the minds of men, the hopes of men, the souls of meneverywhere,can move forwardtoward peace and happiness and wellbeing.Inthis quest, I know that we must not lack patience. Iknowthatin a world divided, such asours today, salvation cannot be attained by one dramatic act.I know that many steps willhave to be taken over many months before the world canlook at itself one day and trulyrealize that a new climate of mutually peaceful confidence is abroad in the world.But Iknow,above all else, that we muststarttotake thesesteps now.The ed States and its allies, GreatBritain and France, have, over the pastmonths, tried totake some of these steps. Let no one say that we shunthe conference table.On the recordhas long stood the request of the ed States, GreatBritain, and France tonegotiate withthe SovietUnionthe problems of a divided Germany. On that record has long stood therequest of the same three nations to negotiate anAustrian peace treaty. Onthe same recordstill stands the request of the ed Nations tonegotiate the problems of Korea.Most recently we have received from the SovietUnion what is in effect an expressionofwillingness tohold a fourPowermeeting.Along with our allies, GreatBritain and France, wewere pleasedto see thathis note did not containthe unacceptable preconditionspreviouslyTranscription byMichaelE. Eidenmuller. Propertyof AmericanRhetoric.com. . Copyright 2006. All rights reserved.Page4AmericanRhetoric.comput forward.Asyou aly know from our joint Bermuda communiqueacute;, the ed States,Great Britain, and France have agreed promptlyto meet withthe Soviet Union.The Government of the ed States approaches this conference withhopeful sincerity. Wewill bend every effort of our minds tothe single purpose of emerging from that conferencewithtangible results towards peace, the only true way of lessening international tension. Wenever have, we never will, propose or suggest that the Soviet Union surrender what isrightfully theirs. We willnever say that the people of Russia are anenemy with whom we haveno desire ever todeal or mingle in friendly and fruitful relationship.Onthe contrary, we hope that this coming conference may initiate a relationship with theSovietUnion which will eventually bring about a free intermingling of the peoples of the Eastand of the Westtheone sure, human way ofdeveloping the understanding required forconfident and peaceful relations.Instead of the discontent whichis now settling upon Eastern Germany, occupied Austria, andthe countries of Eastern Europe, we seek a harmonious family of free Europeannations, withnone a threattothe other, and least of all a threat to the peoples of the Russia.Beyond theturmoil and strife and misery of Asia, we seek peaceful opportunity for these peoples todevelop their natural resources and to elevate their lives.These are notidle words or shallow visions. Behind them lies a story of nations lately come toindependence, not as a result of war, butthrough free grant or peacefulnegotiation. There isa record aly written of assistance gladly given by nations of the Westto needy peoplesand to those suffering the temporary effects of famine, drought, and natural disaster. Theseare deeds of peace. They speak more loudly than promises or protestations of peacefulintent.But I donot wishto rest either uponthe reiteration of past proposals or the restatement ofpast deeds.The gravity of the time is suchthatevery new avenue of peace,nomatter howdimly discernible, should be explored.There is atleast one new avenue of peace whichhasnotyet been well explored anavenue now laid out by the GeneralAssembly of the esNations.Inits resolution of November 18th, 1953thisGeneral Assembly suggested andI e ;thatthe Disarmament Commissionstudy the desirability of establishing a subcommitteeconsisting of representatives of the Powers principally involved, whichshould seek in privatean acceptable solution and report such a solutionto the GeneralAssembly and tothe SecurityCouncil notlater thanSeptember 1, of 1954.;The ed States, heeding the suggestion of the GeneralAssembly of the ed Nations, isinstantly prepared tomeet privately with such other countries as may be ;principallyinvolved,; to seek ;an acceptable solution; tothe atomic armaments race which overshadowsnot only the peace, butthe very life of the world. We shall carry intothese private ordiplomatic talks a new conception.Transcription byMichaelE. Eidenmuller. Propertyof AmericanRhetoric.com. . Copyright 2006. All rights reserved.Page5AmericanRhetoric.comThe ed States would seek more than the mere reduction or elimination of atomic materialsfor military purposes. Itis not enoughto take this weapon out of the hands of the soldiers. Itmust be put intothe hands of those who will know how tostrip its military casing and adaptitto the arts of peace.The ed States knows thatif the fearfultrend of atomic military buildupcan be reversed,this greatest of destructive forces can be developed into a great boon, for the benefit of allmankind. The ed States knows that peaceful power from atomic energy is no dream of thefuture. That capability, aly proved,is here, now, today. Who can doubt, if the entire bodyof the worldrsquo;s scientists and engineers had adequate amounts of fissionable material withwhichtotest and develop their ideas, that this capability would rapidly be transformed intouniversal, efficient, and economic usage?To hastenthe day whenfear of the atom will begin to disappear from the minds of people andthe governments of the East and West, there are certainsteps thatcan be takennow. Itherefore make the following proposals:The governments principally involved,to the extent permitted by elementary prudence, tobegin now and continue to make joint contributions from their stockpiles of normaluraniumand fissionable materials toaninternational atomic energy agency. We would expect thatsuch an agency would be setup under the aegis of the ed Nations.The ratios of contributions, the procedures, and other details would properly be withinthescope of the ;private conversations; I have referred toearlier.The ed States is prepared toundertake these explorations in good faith. Any partner ofthe ed States acting in the same good faithwill find the ed States a not unreasonableor ungenerous associate.Undoubtedly, initial and early contributions to this plan would be small in quantity. However,the proposal has the great virtue thatit can be undertaken without the irritations and mutualsuspicions incident to any attemptto setup a completely acceptable system of worldwideinspection and control.The atomic energy agency could be made responsible for the impounding, storage, andprotection of the contributed fissionable and other materials. The ingenuity of our scientistswill provide special, safe conditions under whichsuch a bank of fissionable material can bemade essentially immune to surprise seizure.The more important responsibility of this atomic energy agency would be to devise methodswhereby this fissionable material would be allocated to serve the peaceful pursuits ofmankind.Experts would be mobilized to apply atomic energy to the needs of agriculture,medicine, and other peaceful activities. A special purpose would be to provide abundantelectrical energy in the powerstarvedareas of the world. Thus the contributing Powers wouldbe dedicating some of their strengthto serve the needs rather than the fears of mankind.Transcription byMichaelE. Eidenmuller. Propertyof AmericanRhetoric.com. . Copyright 2006. All rights reserved.Page6AmericanRhetoric.comThe ed States would be more than willing itwould be proud totake up with others;principally involved; the development of plans whereby such peaceful use of atomic energywould be expedited.Of those ;principally involved;the SovietUnionmust, of course, be one. I would be preparedto submit tothe Congress of the ed States, and with every expectation of approval, anysuch plan that would, first, encourage worldwideinvestigation intothe most effectivepeacetime uses of fissionable material, and with the certainty thatthey [the investigators] hadallthe materialneeded for the conduct of all experiments that were appropriate. second,begin todiminish the potential destructive power of the worldrsquo;s atomic stockpiles. third, allowallpeoples of all nations to see that, in this enlightened age,the great Powers of the earth,both of the East and of the West, are interested in human aspirations first rather thaninbuilding up the armaments of war. fourth, openup a newchannel for peaceful discussion andinitiate atleast a new approach tothe many difficult problems that must be solved inbothprivate and public conversations, if the world isto shake offthe inertia imposed by fear and isto make positive progress toward peace.Againstthe dark background of the atomic bomb, the ed States does not wish merely topresent strength, but alsothe desire and the hope for peace.The coming months will be fraught with fateful decisions. Inthis Assembly, in the capitals andmilitary headquarters of the world, in the hearts of meneverywhere, be they governed orgovernors, may they be the decisions which willleadthis world out of fear and into peace.To the making of these fateful decisions, the ed States pledges before you, and thereforebefore the world,its determinationto help solve the fearful atomic dilemma todevote itsentire heart and mind tofind the way by which the miraculous inventiveness of man shallnotbe dedicated to his death, but consecrated tohis life.I againthank the delegates for the great honor they have done me in inviting me to appearbefore them and in listening me tome so courteously.Thank you. /201205/182136Ronald Reagan: The Evil EmpireRemarks at the Annual Convention of the the National Association of Evangelicalsdelivered 8 March1983, Orlando FLModerator: Ladies and Gentlemen: The President of the ed States, Ronald Reagan.President Reagan: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you very much.And, Reverend Clergy all, Senator Hawkins, distinguished members of the Florida conssional delegation, and all of you: I cant tell you how you have warmed my heart with your welcome. Im delighted to be here today.Those of you in the National Association of Evangelicals are known for your spiritual and humanitarian work. And I would be especially remiss if I didnt discharge right now one personal debt of gratitude. Thank you for your prayers. Nancy and I have felt their presence many times in many ways. And believe me, for us theyve made all the difference.The other day in the East Room of the White House at a meeting there, someone asked me whether I was aware of all the people out there who were praying for the President. And I had to say, ;Yes, I am. Ive felt it. I believe in intercessionary prayer.; But I couldnt help but say to that questioner after hed asked the question that -- or at least say to them that if sometimes when he was praying he got a busy signal, it was just me in there ahead of him. I think I understand how Abraham Lincoln felt when he said, ;I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.; From the joy and the good feeling of this conference, I go to a political reception. Now, I dont know why, but that bit of scheduling reminds me of a story which Ill share with you.An evangelical minister and a politician arrived at Heavens gate one day together. And St. Peter, after doing all the necessary formalities, took them in hand to show them where their quarters would be. And he took them to a small, single room with a bed, a chair, and a table and said this was for the clergyman. And the politician was a little worried about what might be in store for him. And he couldnt believe it then when St. Peter stopped in front of a beautiful mansion with lovely grounds, many servants, and told him that these would be his quarters.And he couldnt help but ask, he said, ;But wait, how -- theres something wrong -- how do I get this mansion while that good and holy man only gets a single room?; And St. Peter said, ;You have to understand how things are up here. Weve got thousands and thousands of clergy. Youre the first politician who ever made it.;But I dont want to contribute to a stereotype. So I tell you there are a at many God-fearing, dedicated, noble men and women in public life, present company included. And yes, we need your help to keep us ever-mindful of the ideas and the principles that brought us into the public arena in the first place. The basis of those ideals and principles is a commitment to freedom and personal liberty that, itself is grounded in the much deeper realization that freedom prospers only where the blessings of God are avidly sought and humbly accepted.The American experiment in democracy rests on this insight. Its discovery was the at triumph of our Founding Fathers, voiced by William Penn when he said: ;If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants.; Explaining the inalienable rights of men, Jefferson said, ;The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.; And it was George Washington who said that ;of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.;And finally, that shrewdest of all observers of American democracy, Alexis de Tocqueville, put it eloquently after he had gone on a search for the secret of Americas atness and genius -- and he said: ;Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the atness and the genius of America. America is good. And if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be at.;Well, Im pleased to be here today with you who are keeping America at by keeping her good. Only through your work and prayers and those of millions of others can we hope to survive this perilous century and keep alive this experiment in liberty, this last, best hope of man.I want you to know that this administration is motivated by a political philosophy that sees the atness of America in you, her people, and in your families, churches, neighborhoods, communities: the institutions that foster and nourish values like concern for others and respect for the rule of law under God.Now, I dont have to tell you that this puts us in opposition to, or at least out of step with, a -- a prevailing attitude of many who have turned to a modern-day secularism, discarding the tried and time-tested values upon which our very civilization is based. No matter how well intentioned, their value system is radically different from that of most Americans. And while they proclaim that theyre freeing us from superstitions of the past, theyve taken upon thelves the job of superintending us by government rule and regulation. Sometimes their voices are louder than ours, but they are not yet a majority.An example of that vocal superiority is evident in a controversy now going on in Washington. And since Im involved Ive been waiting to hear from the parents of young America. How far are they willing to go in giving to government their prerogatives as parents?Let me state the case as briefly and simply as I can. An organization of citizens, sincerely motivated, deeply concerned about the increase in illegitimate births and abortions involving girls well below the age of consent, some time ago established a nationwide network of clinics to offer help to these girls and, hopefully, alleviate this situation. Now, again, let me say, I do not fault their intent. However, in their well-intentioned effort, these clinics decided to provide advice and birth control drugs and devices to underage girls without the knowledge of their parents.For some years now, the federal government has helped with funds to subsidize these clinics. In providing for this, the Conss decreed that every effort would be made to maximize parental participation. Nevertheless, the drugs and devices are prescribed without getting parental consent or giving notification after theyve done so. Girls termed ;sexually active; -- and that has replaced the word ;promiscuous; -- are given this help in order to prevent illegitimate birth or abortion.Well, we have ordered clinics receiving federal funds to notify the parents such help has been given. One of the nations leading newspapers has created the term ;squeal rule; in editorializing against us for doing this, and were being criticized for violating the privacy of young people. A judge has recently granted an injunction against an enforcement of our rule. Ive watched TV panel shows discuss this issue, seen columnists pontificating on our error, but no one seems to mention morality as playing a part in the subject of sex.Is all of Judeo-Christian tradition wrong? Are we to believe that something so sacred can be looked upon as a purely physical thing with no potential for emotional and psychological harm? And isnt it the parents right to give counsel and advice to keep their children from making mistakes that may affect their entire lives?Many of us in government would like to know what parents think about this intrusion in their family by government. Were going to fight in the courts. The right of parents and the rights of family take precedence over those of Washington-based bureaucrats and social engineers.But the fight against parental notification is really only one example of many attempts to water down traditional values and even abrogate the original terms of American democracy. Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. When our Founding Fathers passed the First Amendment, they sought to protect churches from government interference. They never intended to construct a wall of hostility between government and the concept of religious belief itself.The evidence of this permeates our history and our government. The Declaration of Independence mentions the Supreme Being no less than four times. ;In God We Trust; is engraved on our coinage. The Supreme Court opens its proceedings with a religious invocation. And the members of Conss open their sessions with a prayer. I just happen to believe the schoolchildren of the ed States are entitled to the same privileges as Supreme Court justices and conssmen.Last year, I sent the Conss a constitutional amendment to restore prayer to public schools. Aly this session, theres growing bipartisan support for the amendment, and I am calling on the Conss to act speedily to pass it and to let our children pray.Perhaps some of you recently about the Lubbock school case, where a judge actually ruled that it was unconstitutional for a school district to give equal treatment to religious and nonreligious student groups, even when the group meetings were being held during the students own time. The First Amendment never intended to require government to discriminate against religious speech.Senators Denton and Hatfield have proposed legislation in the Conss on the whole question of prohibiting discrimination against religious forms of student speech. Such legislation could go far to restore freedom of religious speech for public school students. And I hope the Conss considers these bills quickly. And with your help, I think its possible we could also get the constitutional amendment through the Conss this year.More than a decade ago, a Supreme Court decision literally wiped off the books of fifty states statutes protecting the rights of unborn children. Abortion on demand now takes the lives of up to one and a half million unborn children a year. Human life legislation ending this tragedy will someday pass the Conss, and you and I must never rest until it does. Unless and until it can be proven that the unborn child is not a living entity, then its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be protected.You may remember that when abortion on demand began, many, and indeed, Im sure many of you, warned that the practice would lead to a decline in respect for human life, that the philosophical premises used to justify abortion on demand would ultimately be used to justify other attacks on the sacredness of human life -- infanticide or mercy killing. Tragically enough, those warnings proved all too true. Only last year a court permitted the death by starvation of a handicapped infant.I have directed the Health and Human Services Department to make clear to every health care facility in the ed States that the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protects all handicapped persons against discrimination based on handicaps, including infants. And we have taken the further step of requiring that each and every recipient of federal funds who provides health care services to infants must post and keep posted in a conspicuous place a notice stating that ;discriminatory failure to feed and care for handicapped infants in this facility is prohibited by federal law.; It also lists a twenty-four-hour; toll-free number so that nurses and others may report violations in time to save the infants life.In addition, recent legislation introduced by -- in the Conss by Representative Henry Hyde of Illinois not only increases restrictions on publicly financed abortions, it also addresses this whole problem of infanticide. I urge the Conss to begin hearings and to adopt legislation that will protect the right of life to all children, including the disabled or handicapped.Now, Im sure that you must get discouraged at times, but there youve done better than you know, perhaps. Theres a at spiritual awakening in America, a renewal of the traditional values that have been the bedrock of Americas goodness and atness.One recent survey by a Washington-based research council concluded that Americans were far more religious than the people of other nations; 95 percent of those surveyed expressed a belief in God and a huge majority believed the Ten Commandments had real meaning in their lives. And another study has found that an overwhelming majority of Americans disapprove of adultery, teenage sex, pornography, abortion, and hard drugs. And this same study showed a deep reverence for the importance of family ties and religious belief.I think the items that weve discussed here today must be a key part of the nations political agenda. For the first time the Conss is openly and seriously debating and dealing with the prayer and abortion issues and thats enormous pross right there. I repeat: America is in the midst of a spiritual awakening and a moral renewal. And with your biblical keynote, I say today, ;Yes, let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.;Now, obviously, much of this new political and social consensus Ive talked about is based on a positive view of American history, one that takes pride in our countrys accomplishments and record. But we must never forget that no government schemes are going to perfect man. We know that living in this world means dealing with what philosophers would call the phenomenology of evil or, as theologians would put it, the doctrine of sin.There is sin and evil in the world, and were enjoined by Scripture and the Lord Jesus to oppose it with all our might. Our nation, too, has a legacy of evil with which it must deal. The glory of this land has been its capacity for transcending the moral evils of our past. For example, the long struggle of minority citizens for equal rights, once a source of disunity and civil war is now a point of pride for all Americans. We must never go back. There is no room for racism, anti-Semitism, or other forms of ethnic and racial hatred in this country.I know that youve been horrified, as have I, by the resurgence of some hate groups preaching bigotry and prejudice. Use the mighty voice of your pulpits and the powerful standing of your churches to denounce and isolate these hate groups in our midst. The commandment given us is clear and simple: ;Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.;But whatever sad episodes exist in our past, any objective observer must hold a positive view of American history, a history that has been the story of hopes fulfilled and dreams made into reality. Especially in this century, America has kept alight the torch of freedom, but not just for ourselves but for millions of others around the world.And this brings me to my final point today. During my first press conference as president, in answer to a direct question, I pointed out that, as good Marxist-Leninists, the Soviet leaders have openly and publicly declared that the only morality they recognize is that which will further their cause, which is world revolution. I think I should point out I was only ing Lenin, their guiding spirit, who said in 1920 that they repudiate all morality that proceeds from supernatural ideas -- thats their name for religion -- or ideas that are outside class conceptions. Morality is entirely subordinate to the interests of class war. And everything is moral that is necessary for the annihilation of the old, exploiting social order and for uniting the proletariat.Well, I think the refusal of many influential people to accept this elementary fact of Soviet doctrine illustrates a historical reluctance to see totalitarian powers for what they are. We saw this phenomenon in the 1930s. We see it too often today.This doesnt mean we should isolate ourselves and refuse to seek an understanding with them. I intend to do everything I can to persuade them of our peaceful intent, to remind them that it was the West that refused to use its nuclear monopoly in the forties and fifties for territorial gain and which now proposes 50 percent cut in strategic ballist ic missiles and the elimination of an entire class of land-based, intermediate-range nuclear missiles.At the same time, however, they must be made to understand we will never compromise our principles and standards. We will never give away our freedom. We will never abandon our belief in God. And we will never stop searching for a genuine peace. But we can assure none of these things America stands for through the so-called nuclear freeze solutions proposed by some.The truth is that a freeze now would be a very dangerous fraud, for that is merely the illusion of peace. The reality is that we must find peace through strength.I would ae to a freeze if only we could freeze the Soviets global desires. A freeze at current levels of weapons would remove any incentive for the Soviets to negotiate seriously in Geneva and virtually end our chances to achieve the major arms reductions which we have proposed. Instead, they would achieve their objectives through the freeze.A freeze would reward the Soviet Union for its enormous and unparalleled military buildup. It would prevent the essential and long overdue modernization of ed States and allied defenses and would leave our aging forces increasingly vulnerable. And an honest freeze would require extensive prior negotiations on the systems and numbers to be limited and on the measures to ensure effective verification and compliance. And the kind of a freeze that has been suggested would be virtually impossible to verify. Such a major effort would divert us completely from our current negotiations on achieving substantial reductions.A number of years ago, I heard a young father, a very prominent young man in the entertainment world, addressing a tremendous gathering in California. It was during the time of the cold war, and communism and our own way of life were very much on peoples minds. And he was speaking to that subject. And suddenly, though, I heard him saying, ;I love my little girls more than anything.; And I said to myself, ;Oh, no, dont. You cant -- dont say that.; But I had underestimated him. He went on: ;I would rather see my little girls die now; still believing in God, than have them grow up under communism and one day die no longer believing in God.;There were thousands of young people in that audience. They came to their feet with shouts of joy. They had instantly recognized the profound truth in what he had said, with regard to the physical and the soul and what was truly important.Yes, let us pray for the salvation of all of those who live in that totalitarian darkness. Pray they will discover the joy of knowing God. But until they do, let us be aware that while they preach the supremacy of the State, declare its omnipotence over individual man, and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on the earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world.It was C.S. Lewis who, in his unforgettable Screw Tape Letters, wrote: ;The atest evil is not done now in those sordid dens of crime that Dickens loved to paint. It is not even done in concentration camps and labor camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered; moved, seconded, carried and minuted in clear, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voice.;Well, ause these quiet men do not raise their voices, ause they sometimes speak in soothing tones of brotherhood and peace, ause, like other dictators before them, theyre always making ;their final territorial demand,; some would have us accept them at their word and accommodate ourselves to their agssive impulses. But if history teaches anything, it teaches that simpleminded appeasement or wishful thinking about our adversaries is folly. It means the betrayal of our past, the squandering of our freedom.So, I urge you to speak out against those who would place the ed States in a position of military and moral inferiority. You know, Ive always believed that old Screw Tape reserved his best efforts for those of you in the Church. So, in your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride --the temptation of blithely declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the agssive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil.I ask you to resist the attempts of those who would have you withhold your support for our efforts, this administrations efforts, to keep America strong and free, while we negotiate real and verifiable reductions in the worlds nuclear arsenals and one day, with Gods help, their total elimination.While Americas military strength is important, let me add here that Ive always maintained that the struggle now going on for the world will never be decided by bombs or rockets, by armies or military might. The real crisis we face today is a spiritual one; at root, it is a test of moral will and faith.Whittaker Chambers, the man whose own religious conversion made him a witness to one of the terrible traumas of our time, the Hiss-Chambers case, wrote that the crisis of the Western world exists to the dee in which the West is indifferent to God, the dee to which it collaborates in communisms attempt to make man stand alone without God. And then he said, for Marxism-Leninism is actually the second-oldest faith, first proclaimed in the Garden of Eden with the words of temptation, ;Ye shall be as gods.;The Western world can answer this challenge, he wrote, ;but only provided that its faith in God and the freedom He enjoins is as at as communisms faith in Man.;I believe we shall rise to the challenge. I believe that communism is another sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last -- last pages even now are being written. I believe this ause the source of our strength in the quest for human freedom is not material, but spiritual. And ause it knows no limitation, it must terrify and ultimately triumph over those who would enslave their fellow man. For in the words of Isaiah: ;He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increased strength. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary. ;Yes, change your world. One of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine, said, ;We have it within our power to begin the world over again.; We can do it, doing together what no one church could do by itself.God bless you and thank you very much. /201205/182118Transcript by the Prime Minister and Taoiseach for Internet broadcast on Northern Ireland, 20/04/00 Prime Minister I want to talk today about a subject on which I've probably spent almost as much time as anything else since I became Prime Minister - the efforts to find a fair and lasting peace for Northern Ireland. I am also delighted that the Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, who is sitting with me here in Downing Street, has agreed to join me on this week's webcast. It is, I suppose, a practical recognition of how closely our two Governments have worked together ever since the peace process started. Certainly I've worked more closely with the Taoiseach and spent far more time with him than I have with any other Prime Minister as we try to play our part in delivering a peaceful and prosperous future for all the people of Northern Ireland. Of course, we are not there yet. But, on the second anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, it's important to remember the real progress that has been made. It's progress which has made a real and practical difference in many different ways aly to the lives of the people of Northern Ireland. Yes, there are still unacceptable acts of violence but the overall level of violence is as low as many people can remember. For the first time in 30 years, there are no regular soldiers stationed on the streets of Belfast The city, largely freed of the threat of violence and terrorism, is as vibrant as any in Europe. There's a real sense of optimism about Northern Ireland's economic prospects. And there's been progress, too, on human rights and tackling inequality and discrimination. Not for the first time, of course, in this process we have real problems to overcome. But we should not forget what the progress made means to the people of Northern Ireland. And it's why, when people say that the Good Friday Agreement is over, they have got it badly wrong. For it's only through the full implementation of the Agreement that we can deliver the peace that people want. No-one from the very beginning of this process has put forward a realistic alternative. The agreement remains the only show in town. And there's something else that strikes you when you spend time speaking to people in Northern Ireland as I did earlier this week. An antidote, in a way, to the widesp cynicism about politics in so many parts of the world. Across Northern Ireland and in both communities, there was a real welcome for the Executive and the Assembly, a real joy, a real sense of achievement and ownership. It was not just pride or the fact that people in Northern Ireland have more control over their own lives. They saw it as a symbol of the better future they want for themselves and their families. It was, I can assure you, with the greatest reluctance that we took the decision to suspend the Assembly and the Executive. But I can also promise you that we want to restore these institutions and implement the rest of the Good Friday Agreement as quickly as possible. And I believe it can be done. It won't be easy. It will need patience and courage. The central questions - on government, on decommissioning - are clear. We are working flat out to find the answers. And I believe there remains a real commitment to find a solution because we've come too far to fail. After my discussions in Northern Ireland earlier this week, I believe the lasting peace which is the overwhelming desire of the people of Northern Ireland remains within our grasp. I can promise that we will keep working to ensure this opportunity for peace and prosperity - the best for a generation - is not wasted. It is now my pleasure to ask the Taoiseach, the Irish Prime Minister to address you. Taoiseach Thank you very much Prime Minister. It's my pleasure and honour to join with you in this week's Webcast and to say a few words on this the second anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement - the most important Agreement that has happened and a historic achievement in relations between Britain and Ireland since the Treaty 80 years ago. I believe that we, during that week of two years ago, got the balance right and the institutions were working extremely well, responding to the real needs of real people. All sides were beginning to reach out to each other. Tragically therefore the institutions are in suspension. Above all else, the Prime Minister and myself and all of the Parties are determined to put them back in place at the earliest possible date. It's our highest priority to do that. We believe that the institutions are working for Loyalists and Republicans, for Unionists and Nationalists and can make Northern Ireland prosperous. The economic prosperity in the North is beginning to grow. Peace is at its strongest ever. Violence thankfully has practically stopped in all its respects. And if we can continue to renew our collective commitment to the Good Friday Agreement we can restore the institutions and bring forward the implementation of all the Agreements and all its aspects. I agree fully with the Prime Minister that on issues of human rights, on equality, of the implementation of many parts of the Agreement, that it's worked extraordinarily well. We are seeing peaceful cooperation between communities. We are seeing greater cooperation North and South and in the period that the north south bodies were operating, we saw the prosperity of the islands moving forward. And what is true of our excellent economic relations holds good for cooperation in sports and politics, in culture and social life. I am proud of the quality of the relationships between Ireland and Britain that's been built up by Tony Blair and I over the last two years. And I wanted to publicly acknowledge the role which everybody plays to do that and particularly what the British Government have done. I believe that strong Anglo-Irish relations are a great source to our country and I am determined to make them stronger in every way moving forward. The relations between Ireland and Britain on the economic front have never been better. And the level of economic inter-dependence between us has never been greater. And for all of these reasons, and the fact that our people are now again travelling across the sea - an enormous part of tourism and an enormous part of investment, last year 3.4 million people visited Ireland from Britain, this new relationship which we have built up together can be completed and we can see the Good Friday Agreement in all its respects in an inclusive way with all of the parties working together successfully implemented. I look forward on the other side of the Easter break to continuing this work with the British Prime Minister and thank him for the enormous amount of involvement and commitment and dedication he's given to it over the last three years. 200705/13316

  Today, President Obama traveled to Joplin, Missouri to meet with those in the community who lost so much in the tornados last week and participate in a Memorial Service at Missouri Southern University.Download Video: mp4 (291MB) | mp3 (28MB) 201105/138528[Nextpage视频演讲]President Obama and President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea speak to the media after meeting at the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada where they jointly denounce the North Korean torpedo attack on a South Korean ship and express support for a free trade agreement.Download Video: mp4 (146MB) | mp3 (14MB)[Nextpage演讲文本] PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I just had an excellent discussion with President Lee and his team. Obviously we are marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War and the extraordinary friendship and alliance between our two countries. And when I last visited the Republic of Korea, President Lee shared with me a wonderful story of what the American presence had meant to him as he was growing up, and it was a reminder and a testament I think of the importance of the relationship and the alliance between our two countries. I expressed to President Lee once again the condolences of all Americans for the tragic Cheonan incident, and indicated to him that we stand foursquare behind him. He has handled this issue with great judgment and restraint. He rightly is insisting on North Korea being held -- held to account for its actions in the ed States Security Council. We are fully supportive of that effort. We think it is the right thing to do. There have to be consequences for such irresponsible behavior on the international stage. We also reaffirmed the importance of our military alliance. One of the topics that we discussed is that we have arrived at an agreement that the transition of operational control for alliance activities in the Korean Peninsula will take place in 2015. This gives us appropriate time to -- within the existing security context -- to do this right, because this alliance is the lynchpin of not only security for the Republic of Korea and the ed States but also for the Pacific as a whole. And South Korea is one of our closest friends -- we want to make sure that we execute what’s called the opcon transition in an effective way. One of the other points that we discussed extensively was the issue of commercial and trade ties between our two countries. There has been a lengthy negotiation to arrive at a free trade agreement. The last time I was in Korea, I said that I would be committed to moving this forward. And today I indicated to President Lee that it is time that our ed States Trade Representative work very closely with his counterpart from the ROK to make sure that we set a path, a road, so that I can present this FTA to Congress. We are going to do it in a methodical fashion. I want to make sure that everything is lined up properly by the time that I visit Korea in November. And then in the few months that follow that, I intend to present it to Congress. It is the right thing to do for our country. It is the right thing to do for Korea. It will strengthen our commercial ties and create enormous potential economic benefits and create jobs here in the ed States, which is my number one priority. So both on the security front and on the economic front, our friendship and alliance continues to grow. My personal friendship with President Lee and my admiration for him continues to grow. And I’m looking forward to working diligently with him and I’m looking forward to an opportunity to visit Korea once again because I had a wonderful time the last time we were there. PRESIDENT LEE: (As translated.) Thank you, first of all. Today during my talks with President Obama I recalled how we are commemorating the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, and I thought it was a very good opportunity for me to thank Mr. President, as well as the people of the ed States and its government, for the sacrifice and dedication and commitment given to the people of Korea 60 years ago. Because of your sacrifice by the American people and by the men and women in uniform, Korea today enjoys the freedom, prosperity, and the peace that we enjoy today. And I thanked President Obama for that. And I also thanked the ed States Congress for adopting a joint resolution commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. And I also thanked President Obama for his firm and unflagging support given to my people and my government following the sinking of our Navy vessel, the Cheonan. And as President Obama just explained, he and I agreed on the timing of the transfer of the wartime operational control. We also talked in detail about the follow-up activities to the Cheonan incident, and also we agreed on the adoption of the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement, as well. And as you know, considering the evolving security environment of the region, as well as the world, and also in order to strengthen ROK-U.S. alliance, we made a formal request to President Obama and to the U.S. administration for the adjustment of the transfer of the timing of the wartime operational control. And I would like to thank President Obama for accepting this proposal, and we agreed to transfer this in the latter half of 2015 -- by late 2015. And also President Obama and I talked about what to do following the Cheonan incident, and we talked in detail about the months ahead. And we talked -- first of all, we agreed that Korea and the ed States, that we will do all that we can to deter any acts of North Korean aggression leveled against us and that we will react swiftly and strongly so that this will not happen again. And also we are working very closely at the ed Nations Security Council in order to bring about a statement, and a strongly worded statement, condemning North Korea. And we also agreed on the follow-up activities that we would be jointly taking between Korea and the ed States. And also with regards to the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement, as President Obama talked about, when he was visiting Korea last November he also assured of his firm, continued commitment towards realizing this very important agreement. He and I agreed that we will continue to work closely together so that we can talk about the specific ways to move this forward. And we very much welcome and thank President Obama for proposing a date for us to look forward to, and we will work towards that date and that objective in the weeks and months ahead. And again, I thank President for this very constructive proposal. And also, President Obama and I agreed that we will of course work together in order to condemn North Korea at the ed Nations, but also at the same time, we will work towards this very important global objective and that is to stop nuclear weapons proliferation. And having said that, the issue of Iran is a very, very important matter for Korea as well. I assured President Obama that Korea will continue to support his goals when it comes to Iran and that Korea will be a firm supporter and also take constructive part and contribute in the application of the sanctioning measures against Iran. Well, President Obama, ladies and gentlemen, it was a very constructive meeting today that I had, a very useful dialogue with President Obama, as always. It was a chance for me and everyone here to reaffirm once again what a close ally and partner and friends we are between Korea and the ed States. And thank you, President Obama, because not only as heads of state but as personal friends, I will continue to work towards strengthening this partnership, this friendship, that is so valuable to all of us. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. I realize that I didn’t give my excellent translator a chance to translate my excellent remarks. (Laughter.) So she’s just going to summarize them very quickly. PRESIDENT OBAMA: See, the reason I forgot to have the translation is because President Lee, he actually knows English perfectly but he -- (laughter.) So I always know that he knows what I’m saying before the translator does.201006/107078

  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This week I traveled to Kansas City to address the annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. I spoke about the ideological struggle that our Nation faces in the 21st century, and the lessons we can draw from the advance of freedom in Asia in the 20th century. America's enduring presence and perseverance on that continent aided the rise of democracy, helped transform American enemies into American allies, and made our country safer. Next week I will address the members of the American Legion at their annual convention in Reno. In that speech, I will focus on the Middle East and why the rise of a free and democratic Iraq is critical to the future of this vital region and to our Nation's security. I will also provide an update on the developments we are seeing from our new strategy in Iraq. Every month since January, U.S. forces have killed or captured an average of more than 1,500 al Qaeda terrorists and other extremists. And in June our troops launched a surge of operations that is helping bring former Sunni insurgents into the fight against al Qaeda, clear the terrorists out of population centers, and give families in liberated Iraqi cities a safer and more normal life. As security improves, more Iraqis are stepping forward to defend their democracy. Young Iraqi men are signing up for the army. Iraqi police are now patrolling the streets. Coalition and Iraqi forces have doubled the number of joint operations. As the Iraqi people feel more secure, they are also forming neighborhood watch groups. They're volunteering important information about the terrorists and extremists hiding in their midst. And the increase in tips helps account for the marked reduction in sectarian murders. By driving out the terrorists from cities and neighborhoods, we're creating the conditions for reconciliation -- especially at the local level. In communities across Iraq, citizens are seeing their local and provincial governments return to operation. Despite continuing violence, leaders in places like Anbar, Najaf, and Ninewah are now working through local provincial councils to approve funds to finance the rebuilding of homes and neighborhoods, to fight corruption, and to create new jobs. Here at home, it can be easy to overlook the bravery shown by Iraqi troops and Iraqi civilians who are in the fight for freedom. But our troops on the ground see it every day. Last week, a team of American soldiers was meeting with an Iraqi citizens group near Baghdad. Suddenly, a suicide bomber came running around a corner and headed straight for our soldiers and the Iraqi civilians. One Iraqi man saw what was happening and ran to intercept the bomber. As he pushed the terrorist away, the bomb detonated -- killing both men, but sparing four American soldiers and eight Iraqi civilians. Army Staff Sergeant Sean Kane is one of those who says he owes his life to this brave Iraqi. Sergeant Kane says, "He could have run behind us or away from us, but he made the decision to sacrifice himself to protect everyone." Sergeant Kane spoke to the Iraqi man's father, who said that even if his son had known the outcome beforehand, he "[would not] have acted differently." The story does not end there. Later that same night, the citizens group contacted the local director of the National Police and told him the location of the al Qaeda cell believed to be responsible for the attack. The National Police immediately conducted a raid that resulted in four arrests. We are still in the early stages of our new operations. But the success of the past couple of months have shown that conditions on the ground can change -- and they are changing. We cannot expect the new strategy we are carrying out to bring success overnight. But by standing with the Iraqi people as they build their democracy, we will deliver a devastating blow to al Qaeda, we will help provide new hope for millions of people throughout the Middle East, we will gain a friend and ally in the war on terror, and we will make the American people safer. Thank you for listening. 200801/23808

  Good morning. This week I'm visiting Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam, where I'm attending the annual summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum. On this trip, I am carrying a message for the people of this region. America will remain engaged in Asia because our interests depend on the expansion of freedom and opportunity in this vital part of the world.Asia is important to America because prosperity in our country depends on trade with Asia's growing economies. Today, America's trade across the Pacific is greater than our trade across the Atlantic, and we need to continue opening up markets in this part of the world to American goods and services. My position is clear: As long as the playing field is level, America's farmers, small businesses, and workers can compete with anyone, so America will continue to pursue free and fair trade at every level with individual countries across whole regions and through the World Trade Organization. By opening new markets for American goods and services, we help create new customers for our products abroad and jobs and opportunities for our workers and small businesses at home.Asia is also important to America because our nations face common challenges like energy and disease that transcend borders. Our growing economies are too dependent on oil, and we have a common interest in pursuing affordable, reliable energy alternatives. So we're working with our partners in this region to develop new energy technologies that will make us less dependent on oil, including clean coal and ethanol, bio-diesel and hydrogen fuel cells.We are also working with our partners in the region to address the threat of diseases like Avian flu, which has the potential to claim many lives and inflict terrible damage on our societies if not detected and stopped quickly -- so we're sharing information and putting wise preparedness plans in place to help ensure that we can contain the sp of Avian flu and be y if a pandemic ever occurs. By coming together to address these and other challenges, we're helping build more hopeful societies in Asia and stronger partners for America.Finally, Asia is important to America because we face common threats to our security. The people of this region understand the terrorist threat because they have been targets of terrorist violence. Since September the 11th, the terrorists have attacked a nightclub in Bali, a hotel in Jakarta, a ferry packed with passengers in Manila Bay, a school full of children in Russia, Australia's embassy in Indonesia and many other targets. The killers who committed these acts of terror are followers of a clear and focused ideology that hates freedom, rejects tolerance -- and their stated goal is a radical Islamic empire stretching from Europe to Southeast Asia.The greatest danger in our world today is that these terrorists could get their hands on weapons of mass destruction and use them to blackmail free nations or kill on an unimaginable scale. This threat poses a risk to our entire civilization, and we're working with our partners in the Asia Pacific region to defeat it.In my meetings with leaders in the region, we discussed the threat of proliferation from North Korea. After North Korea's recent nuclear test, the ed Nations Security Council passed a unanimous resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea's regime, and America is working with our partners to enforce those sanctions. We will also continue working with Japan, China, South Korea, and Russia through the Six-Party talks. Our nations are speaking with one voice: North Korea must abandon its nuclear weapons programs, and we will not tolerate North Korea's proliferation of nuclear technology to hostile regimes and terrorist networks.In the long run, the surest path to security is the expansion of freedom. History shows that free societies are peaceful societies, so America is committed to advancing freedom and democracy as the great alternative to repression and radicalism. And by standing with our allies in the Asia Pacific region, we will defend our free way of life, confront the challenges of a new century, and build a more hopeful, peaceful, and prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.Thank you for listening. 200703/10774。

  Ronald ReaganRemarks on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day[AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio. (2)]We're here to mark that day in history when the Allied armies joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For four long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in the camps, millions cried out for liberation. Europe was enslaved and the world prayed for its rescue. Here, in Normandy, the rescue began. Here, the Allies stood and fought against tyranny, in a giant undertaking unparalleled in human history.We stand on a lonely, windswept point on the northern shore of France. The air is soft, but forty years ago at this moment, the air was dense with smoke and the cries of men, and the air was filled with the crack of rifle fire and the roar of cannon. At dawn, on the morning of the 6th of June, 1944, two hundred and twenty-five Rangers jumped off the British landing craft and ran to the bottom of these cliffs. Their mission was one of the most difficult and daring of the invasion: to climb these sheer and desolate cliffs and take out the enemy guns. The Allies had been told that some of the mightiest of these guns were here, and they would be trained on the beaches to stop the Allied advance. The Rangers looked up and saw the enemy soldiers at the edge of the cliffs, shooting down at them with machine guns and throwing grenades. And the American Rangers began to climb. They shot rope ladders over the face of these cliffs and began to pull themselves up. When one Ranger fell, another would take his place. When one rope was cut, a Ranger would grab another and begin his climb again. They climbed, shot back, and held their footing. Soon, one by one, the Rangers pulled themselves over the top, and in seizing the firm land at the top of these cliffs, they began to seize back the continent of Europe. Two hundred and twenty-five came here. After two days of fighting, only ninety could still bear arms.And behind me is a memorial that symbolizes the Ranger daggers that were thrust into the top of these cliffs. And before me are the men who put them there. These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. And these are the heroes who helped end a war. Gentlemen, I look at you and I think of the words of Stephen Spender's poem. You are men who in your "lives fought for life and left the vivid air signed with your honor." I think I know what you may be thinking right now -- thinking "we were just part of a bigger effort; everyone was brave that day." Well everyone was. Do you remember the story of Bill Millin of the 51st Highlanders? Forty years ago today, British troops were pinned down near a bridge, waiting desperately for help. Suddenly, they heard the sound of bagpipes, and some thought they were dreaming. Well, they weren't. They looked up and saw Bill Millin with his bagpipes, leading the reinforcements and ignoring the smack of the bullets into the ground around him. Lord Lovat was with him -- Lord Lovat of Scotland, who calmly announced when he got to the bridge, "Sorry, I'm a few minutes late," as if he'd been delayed by a traffic jam, when in truth he'd just come from the bloody fighting on Sword Beach, which he and his men had just taken. There was the impossible valor of the Poles, who threw themselves between the enemy and the rest of Europe as the invasion took hold; and the unsurpassed courage of the Canadians who had aly seen the horrors of war on this coast. They knew what awaited them there, but they would not be deterred. And once they hit Juno Beach, they never looked back.All of these men were part of a roll call of honor with names that spoke of a pride as bright as the colors they bore; The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Poland's 24th Lancers, the Royal Scots' Fusiliers, the Screaming Eagles, the Yeomen of England's armored divisions, the forces of Free France, the Coast Guard's "Matchbox Fleet," and you, the American Rangers.Forty summers have passed since the battle that you fought here. You were young the day you took these cliffs; some of you were hardly more than boys, with the deepest joys of life before you. Yet you risked everything here. Why? Why did you do it? What impelled you to put aside the instinct for self-preservation and risk your lives to take these cliffs? What inspired all the men of the armies that met here? We look at you, and somehow we know the answer. It was faith and belief. It was loyalty and love.The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead, or on the next. It was the deep knowledge -- and pray God we have not lost it -- that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt.You all knew that some things are worth dying for. One's country is worth dying for, and democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. All of you loved liberty. All of you were willing to fight tyranny, and you knew the people of your countries were behind you.The Americans who fought here that morning knew word of the invasion was sping through the darkness back home. They fought -- or felt in their hearts, though they couldn't know in fact, that in Georgia they were filling the churches at 4:00 am. In Kansas they were kneeling on their porches and praying. And in Philadelphia they were ringing the Liberty Bell.Something else helped the men of D-day; their rock-hard belief that Providence would have a great hand in the events that would unfold here; that God was an ally in this great cause. And so, the night before the invasion, when Colonel Wolverton asked his parachute troops to kneel with him in prayer, he told them: "Do not bow your heads, but look up so you can see God and ask His blessing in what we're about to do." Also, that night, General Matthew Ridgway on his cot, listening in the darkness for the promise God made to Joshua: "I will not fail thee nor forsake thee."These are the things that impelled them; these are the things that shaped the unity of the Allies.When the war was over, there were lives to be rebuilt and governments to be returned to the people. There were nations to be reborn. Above all, there was a new peace to be assured. These were huge and daunting tasks. But the Allies summoned strength from the faith, belief, loyalty, and love of those who fell here. They rebuilt a new Europe together. There was first a great reconciliation among those who had been enemies, all of whom had suffered so greatly. The ed States did its part, creating the Marshall Plan to help rebuild our allies and our former enemies. The Marshall Plan led to the Atlantic alliance -- a great alliance that serves to this day as our shield for freedom, for prosperity, and for peace.In spite of our great efforts and successes, not all that followed the end of the war was happy or planned. Some liberated countries were lost. The great sadness of this loss echoes down to our own time in the streets of Warsaw, Prague, and East Berlin. The Soviet troops that came to the center of this continent did not leave when peace came. They're still there, uninvited, unwanted, unyielding, almost forty years after the war. Because of this, allied forces still stand on this continent. Today, as forty years ago, our armies are here for only one purpose: to protect and defend democracy. The only territories we hold are memorials like this one and graveyards where our heroes rest.We in America have learned bitter lessons from two world wars. It is better to be here y to protect the peace, than to take blind shelter across the sea, rushing to respond only after freedom is lost. We've learned that isolationism never was and never will be an acceptable response to tyrannical governments with an expansionist intent. But we try always to be prepared for peace, prepared to deter aggression, prepared to negotiate the reduction of arms, and yes, prepared to reach out again in the spirit of reconciliation. In truth, there is no reconciliation we would welcome more than a reconciliation with the Soviet Union, so, together, we can lessen the risks of war, now and forever.It's fitting to remember here the great losses also suffered by the Russian people during World War II. Twenty million perished, a terrible price that testifies to all the world the necessity of ending war. I tell you from my heart that we in the ed States do not want war. We want to wipe from the face of the earth the terrible weapons that man now has in his hands. And I tell you, we are y to seize that beachhead. We look for some sign from the Soviet Union that they are willing to move forward, that they share our desire and love for peace, and that they will give up the ways of conquest. There must be a changing there that will allow us to turn our hope into action.We will pray forever that someday that changing will come. But for now, particularly today, it is good and fitting to renew our commitment to each other, to our freedom, and to the alliance that protects it.We're bound today by what bound us 40 years ago, the same loyalties, traditions, and beliefs. We're bound by reality. The strength of America's allies is vital to the ed States, and the American security guarantee is essential to the continued freedom of Europe's democracies. We were with you then; we're with you now. Your hopes are our hopes, and your destiny is our destiny.Here, in this place where the West held together, let us make a vow to our dead. Let us show them by our actions that we understand what they died for. Let our actions say to them the words for which Matthew Ridgway listened: "I will not fail thee nor forsake thee."Strengthened by their courage and heartened by their value [valor] and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died. Thank you very much, and God bless you all.200806/41140

  k46nZyvLq-Gr3gx%[_(_HDvqu^The purpose of my remarks tonight is to focus your attention on this little group of men who not only enjoy a right of instant rebuttal to every Presidential address, but, more importantly,wield a free hand in selecting, presenting,and interpreting the great issues in our nation. First, lets define that power.At least 40 million Americans every night, its estimated, watch the network news. Seven million of them view A.B.C., the remainder being divided between N.B.C. and C.B.S. According to Harris polls and other studies, for millions of Americans the networks are the sole source of national and world news. In Will Rogers observation, what you knew was what you in the newspaper. Today for growing millions of Americans, its what they see and hear on their television sets.Now how is this network news determined? A small group of men, numbering perhaps no more than a dozen anchormen, commentators,and executive producers, settle upon the 20minutes or so of film and commentary thats to reach the public. This selection is made from the 90 to 180 minutes that may be available. Their powers of choice are broad.R#Dco+]WO]IB[twH#t3r-M%quX5)G18tQ1ub+UnDPVm8),5|lLM0gvO)*m^!A201202/171171

  

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