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Renewing our collective faith in the future of America - Inauguration Speech

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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 11:48 AM
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I am writing this post as I am watching the Presidential inaugural. It is my goal to bring attention to the number of blatant contradictions, bald face lies and political doublespeak as it happens. Feel free to address any of the contradictions as you see fit.

1. Collective Faith in the Future of America.
I am not feeling a ton of faith out there in the streets lately, people are scared of what our future holds as we have never been indebted to so many foreign nations or 16trillion in debt.

2. Freedom Statue on the Capitol Dome.
At a time when Americans are losing internet privacy, 2nd amendment rights and allowed to be classified as domestic terrorists and subjected to indefinite detention without a trial it is difficult to not see the contradiction.

3. Separation of Church and State.
Well that was apparently tossed out the window when they started off with a Prayer this morning.
Followed by the Battle Hymn of the Republic, of course. IMHO it is difficult to not see the contradiction.

4. The freedom to vote for our leaders.
Yup, we get to vote for our leaders. We get to choose between one of the two candidates already picked. How many folks got a chance to vote for who they wanted to this year? (with any hope of winning that is).

5. Presidential Oath of Office - Defending the Constitution of the United States.
What can I say except that in the next few minutes he is going to attack the Constitution with all his might

Time for Obama to Speak - Here comes the bald face lies and political double speak

1. Enduring strength of our Constitution.
The areas that our constitution has been trampled on are evident to everyone on this board. Gun rights, privacy rights, taxation without representation, war without congressional approval etc etc etc.

2. Bridge the meaning of the words with the realities of our time.
This is doublespeak for "it is time to rewrite (or ignore) the constitution for the realities of our time".

3. While these truths may be self evident, they have not been self executing.
This is saying that we need a nanny state because we are unable to do these things on our own.

4. Preserving individual freedoms requires collective actions.
Collective actions are the actions of Government that are designed to preserve our freedom. Like the NDAA.

5. A decade of war is now ending.
Really? I don't see it. We have replaced soldiers with paid mercenaries in Iraq and Afghanistan and drone strikes in Pakistan are increasing, not decreasing.

6. Economic Recovery has begun.
Really? I don't see that either. Maybe it is because I live near the State Capitol in California and there is a huge lack of work in the area. Lay-offs are the norm. If you can't get State Work a good gig around here is Taco Bell.

7. A little girl born into the bleakest of Poverty has the same opportunities as everyone else, for she is American.
This is utter bull# and we all know it. Does a girl with a baby daddy and a crack whore momma have the same opportunities? How about an Appalachian child living in a shack too poor to afford transportation to school or a pair of shoes?

8. We must make hard choices to reduce the cost of our healthcare and the size of our deficit.
I take this statement to mean the following. Americans must be taxed more, we will spend as we see fit.

9. We must respond to the threat of Climate Change.
Our Nation refused to sign the Kyoto treaty and continues to be one the largest polluters on the Planet.

10. Enduring security and peace do not require perpetual war.
I am flabbergasted at this statement. We have been in a state of Perpetual war since 911 and continue to find new reasons to spend incredible amounts of money on war machinery.

11. We will show the courage to face our differences with other nations peacefully.
(If that fails we will bomb the crap out of them with drone strikes)

12. Our Journey is not complete until all our children know that they are cared for, cherished and always safe from harm. This is going to be a very long journey as most young people I know right now are in a near panic and scared to death of the future.

13. We do not all define liberty the same way.
This may be the single most truthful thing he said up to this point. Government does not define liberty the same as Americans do. This is more than evident in the 2nd. Amendment gun grab and Obama-care.

I could continue watching the inauguration but I think at this point I have made my point. Besides, I was only interested in what the President said. The rest is a waste of time. Feel free to debate or counter any of my points. Please try to keep it civil as we all need to be able to see the truth despite our differences.
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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 12:06 PM
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3. While these truths may be self evident, they have not been self executing. This is saying that we need a nanny state because we are unable to do these things on our own.


Yep this is a contradiction the truth is government and we the people have been self executing.

Which sums up the op rather succinctly.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 12:11 PM
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Question: why did he place his hands on 2 books? We're they both bibles.....?


 
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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 12:24 PM
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2. Bridge the meaning of the words with the realities of our time.


That was an important warning.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 12:24 PM
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i'll take your 'challenge'...



1. Collective Faith in the Future of America.
notice the word 'future',
i.e. don't base your interpretations of america on the past.

2. Freedom Statue on the Capitol Dome.
we haven't lost any freedoms on the internet, nor any guns.
people continue to fight this reducing any efforts by the gov. to mere rumors.
gun sales are up, aren't they?

3. Separation of Church and State.
this was made to get away from the control of the vatican and the church of england, not to empower atheists.
the battle on this front wages on.

4. The freedom to vote for our leaders.
yah, our vote don't seem to count, and, reguardless, the president is elected by the electoral college.
maybe they know more than we do/

5. Presidential Oath of Office - Defending the Constitution of the United States
the corporate government has re-written both the federal and the state coonstitutions many time over, so this statement can be rather misleading.
might be good, might be bad.

1. Enduring strength of our Constitution.
could he mean they are bringing constituional law back?

2. Bridge the meaning of the words with the realities of our time.
stargates?

3. While these truths may be self evident, they have not been self executing.
he is quoting from the declaration of independence.
are they planning a revolution??

4. Preserving individual freedoms requires collective actions.
he could be talking communism,
he could be saying we all need to pull together on the issues.

5. A decade of war is now ending.
it's gotta end sometime.
again, he could be trying to tell us something that he has to slip by his handlers.

6. Economic Recovery has begun.
threads on ATS indicate the same, maybe you should stop debunking them and pay attention to what is going on.

7. A little girl born into the bleakest of Poverty has the same opportunities as everyone else, for she is American.
ouch. turn that around, he is saying that the ELITE have the same oppertunities as the proverbial 'girl born into the bleakest of Poverty '

8. We must make hard choices to reduce the cost of our healthcare and the size of our deficit.
duh!

9. We must respond to the threat of Climate Change.
eludes to chemtrail program

10. Enduring security and peace do not require perpetual war.
duh ditto.

11. We will show the courage to face our differences with other nations peacefully.
13. We do not all define liberty the same way.
these sound like an about face from policy set by previuos administrations.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 12:26 PM
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Good points.

But watching the inauguration is no different to watching Elmo being introduced into the muppets.

They are ALL puppets.

Focus on the puppet masters is most important, now more than ever.

They are destroying all of us, our ability to keep food on the table. The puppets merely carry out the agenda!

House of Rockefeller, Rothchild, Morgan and others, and the manipulation of society to fulfil the agenda



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 12:28 PM
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"Collective" is the key word there.
Be very afraid.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 12:41 PM
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For the sake of argument; Number two on the list is by far and large an easy one to disagree with you on.
We have lost the right to ownership of any posted photos on our own Facebook pages or anything submitted through any of Google's entities. Freedom of speech on the internet is gone, people are being subjected to civil and criminal penalties for comments, rants, etc etc.

When I first went online in the early 90's you could say and do pretty much whatever you wanted short of a direct threat against a President.

P.S. I don;t write threads or post opinions in an attempt to gather flags or stars. However I can not express enough disappointment at the "Drug dealer in the front row" thread. That the JayZ thread is getting more stars and comments says a lot about people priorities, even here on ATS fluff beats content.
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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 12:52 PM
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This is an excellent topic. Very solid job, OP.


The vow to protect and uphold the Constitution was such a blatent lie (even based only on past performace) that I was stunned anyone on the screen was able to maintain a straight face.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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It's easy to tell that you guys weren't really listening with an open mind and a focus on what makes America so strong - the peaceful transition of power over generations - but really just picking it apart with partisan bitterness.

The President specifically addressed the fact that people have been arguing about the role of government for generations, but that does not mean that the progress of the country should grind to a halt while we argue endlessly in circles about something that is ever-changing with time and circumstance.

Greater minds than those found on the internet still have not reconciled the biggest issues of our time...we ought to at least not be obstructive and bitter in our outlook for the future but, instead, try to foster genuine discourse for solutions...especially today.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 01:14 PM
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Path A: AKA "Forward" = Continuation of policies and practices which have led us to a $16 Trillion dollar debt, attacks on our rights, and overall epic failure as a nation.

Path B: AKA "Operation Obstruct" = Let's take a step backwards and give pause to decide a course which doesn't involve slitting our own throats.

The time for open minds was during the first term. We've seen what open minds gave us from 2008 to 2012... and it wasn't good.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 01:22 PM
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The problem though is that some like to pretend that "Plan A", as you call it, happened strictly under Obama when, in reality, much of the debt was incurred fighting wars he did not sanction and under a tax (revenue) roll back he did not support. Additionally, many of the people most vociferous and vicious in their contempt for him have no problem cashing their social security checks today but want to restrict it for future generations.

So...you'll have to forgive me if I tend to think the objections to his Presidency feel like something more than just typical partisanship....



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 01:28 PM
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It didn't matter what Obama said in his speech.

The people in this thread that are against what he said would be against it no matter what he actually said.

We have become a country of sore losers, if your guy doesn't win...then he is apparently the enemy. When in fact he is still the leader of our country. When people are so quick to criticize every little thing he says, to me it is just a sign of their partisanship and closed mindedness.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by xedocodex
It didn't matter what Obama said in his speech.

The people in this thread that are against what he said would be against it no matter what he actually said.

We have become a country of sore losers, if your guy doesn't win...then he is apparently the enemy. When in fact he is still the leader of our country. When people are so quick to criticize every little thing he says, to me it is just a sign of their partisanship and closed mindedness.


Butbut but.... surely you believe that he's a musl'm, terr'rist socialist comm'nist who was born in Kenya in a compound owned by the KGB and Islamic Jihad and who is trying to DESTROY America by... by.... um..... healthcare an' stuff????



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 01:36 PM
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It didn't matter what Obama said in his speech.


It absolutely matters.




The people in this thread that are against what he said would be against it no matter what he actually said.


I am agianst the role of government is my only path of success in life the government is the alpha and the omega.

This nation was founded on the belief of controlling government not controlling people.




We have become a country of sore losers, if your guy doesn't win...then he is apparently the enemy.


Absolutely considering the winners have been blaming Bush for the last 12 years.

When in fact he was the leader of this country but that didn't matter.




When people are so quick to criticize every little thing he says, to me it is just a sign of their partisanship and closed mindedness.


People should otherwise they are nothing but zombies.
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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 01:36 PM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack

The President specifically addressed the fact that people have been arguing about the role of government for generations, but that does not mean that the progress of the country should grind to a halt while we argue endlessly in circles about something that is ever-changing with time and circumstance.


Ever changing in the direction of liberal, progressive, globalist agendas, expanding government powers, redefining 'liberty' greater control over the private sector, and moving away from the capitalist free market systems that made this country so great. We are trading sound principles and independence for dependence and tyranny. Transferring our wealth and power to the rest of the world through the globalist agendas, so that eventually the best any average American can hope for is to live as well as the government will allow us to.

Ever-changing indeed, by the circumstances forced upon us.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 01:49 PM
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I don't disagree with a good portion of that.

However, elections have consequences and sour grapes are not productive in changing minds.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 01:53 PM
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Cost of the wars = $1.5 Trillion
Source

Leave the "tax cuts" out of things, please. That wasn't Washington's money to begin with as we're the ones who earn the damn paycheck by working. Only in dealing with taxes and government is it acceptable to blow your wages on trinkets and beer, then blame your employer for not paying you enough when you overdraft your bank account.


When Obama took office the debt was $10.6 Trillion. Today, on his second inauguration, it stands at $16.4 Trillion. He has added an Iraq and an Afghanistan every year he's been in office. I am a wage earning parent... what has my forced "investment" in this nation (in the form of taxes) gotten me? Where is the benefit? Obamacare? No, that's no benefit to me... it actually is making me pay more for less than I had under the old system. Extended unemployment? Nope, thankfully to the unemployed I've kept working to pay their way the past 4 years. Warm fuzzies? Hey, those are great but we're dealing with tangible matters of national and generational importance here and really need something concrete upon which to rest success or failure on.
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As to the member who commented on sore loser/sour grapes. Not exactly. I am a bit sore by the fact that Obama's opponent didn't have a guaranteed voter block which recognized it was self defeating to vote against the Meal Ticket in the November elections. It is damned difficult to beat an incumbant who has managed to turn 47% of the population into his own personal beneficiaries/dependents. I can't really blame them for voting for Obama, either.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 01:55 PM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
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However, elections have consequences




They sure do! There's about 52% of the United States of America who are about to get slapped across the face by that cold, hard fact.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 01:59 PM
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I have faith in the South. Pretty much anywhere north of the Mason/Dixon line are victims of unintended consequences from Liberal agendas.






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