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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Birthday at the White House

Something about this really touched me.

The crowd spontaneously sang "Happy Birthday" early in the ceremony, and a formal, more full-throated version came at the end.

Isn't that sweet? I think the fact that it was spontaneous makes it memorable.

Then Bush said:

"We need your message to reject this dictatorship of relativism and embrace a culture of justice and truth...In a world where some see freedom as simply the right to do as they wish, we need your message that true liberty requires us to live our freedom not just for ourselves, but in a spirit of mutual support."

Go Dubya.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Andrea said...




I agree, there's just something about spontaneous singing...as well as that word--freedom--isn't there?

Freedom is most certainly NOT a license to do as we please.

To me, freedom means a lifting from the burden of my sin, granted me through Christ, and upon the realization of the freedom I've been given, well, I truly do feel FREE in a wonderful manner, despite outward circumstances which may remain... and I also feel a desire to live less for myself than I did prior... a thought that hardly meshes with the pursuit of happiness at any cost and free to be me modern thoughts also associated with the word 'freedom.'

Comprehending freedom from sin naturally leads us to support our fellow man/woman-- it seems, to me, that what Bush said was a subtle way to say that very thing.

Or, perhaps I just got that out of it, because that's what I wanted to get out of it...

Which is what I call the genius of great speechwriting...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

 
Blogger JEB said...




I love W.

Monday, April 21, 2008

 

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