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克林顿总统第一次就职演说

时间:2008-7-23栏目:公众演讲


        克林顿总统第一次就职演说

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Myfellowcitize:

TodaywecelebratethemysteryofAmericanrenewal.Thisceremonyisheldinthedepthofwinter,butbythewordsweeakandthefacesweshowtheworld,weforcethering.Aringrebornintheworld'soldestdemocracy,thatbringsforththevisionandcouragetoreinventAmerica.WhenourfoundersboldlydeclaredAmerica'sindependencetotheworld,andourpurposestotheAlmighty,theyknewthatAmerica,toendure,wouldhavetochange.Notchangeforchangesake,butchangetopreserveAmerica'sideals:life,liberty,thepursuitofhaine.

Thoughwemarchtothemusicofourtime,ourmiionistimele.EachgenerationofAmerican'smustdefinewhatitmeatobeanAmerican.Onbehalfofournation,Isalutemypredeceor,PresidentBush,forhishalf-centuryofservicetoAmerica,andIthankthemillioofmenandwomenwhosesteadfastneandsacrificetriumphedoverdepreion,fascismandcommunism.

Today,agenerationraisedintheshadowsoftheColdWaraumesnewreoibilitiesinaworldwarmedbythesuhineoffreedom,butthreatenedstillbyancienthatredsandnewplagues.Raisedinunrivalledproerity,weinheritaneconomythatisstilltheworld'sstrongest,butisweakenedbybusinefailures,stagnantwages,increasinginequality,anddeepdivisioamongourownpeople.

WhenGeorgeWashingtonfirsttooktheoathIhavejustsworntouphold,newstravelledslowlyacrothelandbyhorseback,andacrotheoceanbyboat.Nowthesightsandsoundsofthisceremonyarebroadcastitantaneouslytobillioaroundtheworld.Communicatioandcommerceareglobal.Investmentismobile.Technologyisalmostmagical,andambitionforabetterlifeisnowuniversal.

WeearnourlivelihoodinAmericatodayinpeacefulcompetitionwithpeopleallacrotheEarth.Profoundandpowerfulforcesareshakingandremakingourworld,andtheurgentquestionofourtimeiswhetherwecanmakechangeourfriendandnotourenemy.ThisnewworldhasalreadyenrichedthelivesofmillioofAmericawhoareabletocompeteandwininit.Butwhenmostpeopleareworkingharderforle,whenotherscaotworkatall,whenthecostofhealthcaredevastatesfamiliesandthreatetobankruptourenterprises,greatandsmall;whenthefearofcrimerolawabidingcitizeoftheirfreedom;andwhenmillioo

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