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克林顿2000元旦祝辞

时间:2008-7-23栏目:公众演讲


        克林顿2000元旦祝辞

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"Ladiesandgentlemen,tonightwecelebrate.Thechangeofcenturies,thedawningofanewmilleiumarenowjustminutesaway.

"Wecelebratethepast.WehavehonoredAmerica'sremarkableachievements,strugglesandtriumphsinthe20thcentury.Wecelebratethefuture,imagininganevenmoreremarkable21stcentury.

"Aswemarvelatthechangesofthelast100years,wedreamofwhatchangesthenext100andthenext1,000willbring.Andaspowerfulasourmemoriesare,ourdreamsmustbeevenstronger.Forwhenourmemoriesoutweighourdreams,webecomeold.AnditistheeternaldestinyofAmericatoremainforeveryoung-alwaysreachingbeyond,alwaysbecoming,asourFounderspledged,``amoreperfectunion.''

"SoweAmericamustnotfearchange.Itead,letuswelcomeit,embraceitandcreateit.

"Thegreatstoryofthe20thcenturyisthetriumphoffreedomandfreepeople.Astorytoldinthedramaofnewimmigrants,thestrugglesforequalrights,thevictoriesovertotalitarianism,thestuingadvancesineconomicwell-beingandcultureandhealthandaceandtelecommunicatioandinbuildingaworldinwhichmorethanhalfthepeopleliveundergovernmentsoftheirownchoosingforthefirsttimeinallhistory.

"Wemustneverforgetthemeaningofthe20thcenturyorthegiftsofthosewhoworkedandmarched,whofoughtanddiedforthetriumphoffreedom.

"Soasweringinthisnewyearinanewcentury,inanewmilleium,wemustnowandalwaysechoDr.King,inthewordsoftheoldAmericanhymn,``Letfreedomring.''

"Ifthestoryofthe20thcenturyisthetriumphoffreedom,whatwillthestoryofthe21stcenturybe?

"Letitbethetriumphoffreedomwiselyusedtobringpeacetoaworldinwhichwehonorourdifferencesandevenmoreourcommonhumanity.Suchatriumphwillrequiregreateffortsfromusall.

"Itwillrequireustostandagaittheforcesofhatredandbigotry,terroranddestruction.Itwillrequireustocontinuetoproer,toalleviatepoverty,tobetterbalancethedemandsofworkandfamilyandtoserve,eachofus,inourcommunities.范文先生版权所有

"Itwillrequireustotakebettercareofourenvironment.Itwillrequireustomakefurtherbreakthroughsinscienceandtechnology,tocuredreaddiseases,healbrokenbodies,lengthen

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