My fave inauguration speeches came at critical times. George Washington’s 1st, Mr. Lincoln’s 2nd, FDR’s 3rd and in the recent era, Ronaldus Magnus’ first. All have relevance today.
On April 30th, 1789: “Fellow Citizens of the Senate and the House of Representatives.Among the vicissitudes incident to life, no event could have filled me with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by your order, and received on the fourteenth day of the present month. On the one hand, I was summoned by my Country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love…”
The Man who could be king gave an emphatic “NO!” to the Obamaesque imperial wave. The same man on the one dollar bill would take no money as the first Chief Executive; a role he reluctantly, after successfully prosecuting a miraculous war for liberty. He could have been George IV but elected, humbly, to answer the call as temporary president.
Of note, my beloved Larissa was born 201 years later to the day that our first president received his “notification”. He refused kingship and wealth from public service, both offered him on a silver platter from a grateful nation. And one of the beauties of our federated Constitutional republic is oft we are united in war, something we desire no part of unless necessary, and thoroughly divided ideologically in rare times of peace.
“By the article establishing the Executive Department, it is made the duty of the President “to recommend to your consideration, such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” The circumstances under which I now meet you, will acquit me from entering into that subject, farther than to refer to the Great Constitutional Charter under which you are assembled; and which, in defining your powers, designates the objects to which your attention is to be given.” Obama’s vision, as his term of leadership ends, was to take up pen and cell in the “Executive Department” when the House and Senate did not move the way he wanted, a regal, dictatorial persuasion that Washington rejected, humbly but without dessert.
76 years after Washington’s 1st came Lincoln’s 2nd address on March 4, 1865 followed the loss of 600,000 lives. “While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place,
devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war–seeking to dissolve the Union and divide effects by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came. One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it.
These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union even by war, while the Government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it. Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with or even before the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged.”
Lincoln was the man for the hour, just as Washington was 76 years previously. Bible believers both sides, Mr. Lincoln posited “ It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces…” a sentiment we must ponder still today since slavery continues on the neo-plantations where the harvest is the BODY of the slaves, not just the sweat of their brows.
“Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
Mr. Lincoln was a man who understood compassion and the timing of moving on to repair and healing. However, with malice toward none, he forever showed that April 15 involves the inevitables of death and taxes. Sadly, the spirit of slavery did not die with Confederate sympathizer and noted pre-Hollywood actor John Wilkes Booth’s fatal bullet; the same slow work to see blacks as persons today continues with Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood plantational and violently separating more than half of black babies from their mothers in New York City. 51% of newbie blackheads available for sale.
More sobering: the 600,000 deaths of the bloodiest America war, is doubled EVERY YEAR with the premature, unnecessary deaths of 1.2 million undeniably alive and human babies. The War of the Womb overshadows every achievement of a blessed land.
You can deny the Truth only a short time. Lincoln saw the evil of forcing black slaves to harvest as property indentured to another human being. Today, black slaves are HARVESTED as property indentured to their mothers, their heads priced at $715 payable on delivery by Yale University Med or $150 per intact heart to Texas U Med.
In the 1860s, we confronted evil on the battlefields; today, the evil is barely hidden on stainless steel tables, with curved knives instead of Civil muskets and rifles, in killing fields/mills in states both North and South. Victor David Hansen rightly stated this morning that Obama reversed MLKing’s view that one’s content of character supersedes the color of one’s skin. Any good anthropologist will tell you there is ONE human race but lots of unique distinctions and cultures; making skin color more than a tanning issue is counterproductive to a strong nation that has made incredible progress in understanding that each life can be considered precious and unique.
America cannot survive IF we do not retrain doctors in Anatomy 101, convince the party of slavery to retool their vise grip on ethnic minorities as if they own them and stop killing children for harvestable parts.
Another 76 years later again, FDR:
“On each national day of Inauguration since 1789, the people have renewed their sense of dedication to the United States.
In Washington’s day the task of the people was to create and weld together a Nation.
In Lincoln’s day the task of the people was to preserve that Nation from disruption from within.
In this day the task of the people is to save that Nation and its institutions from disruption from without.”
Delivered on Jan 20, 1941 a short 11 months later, America would join the second world war already in progress on Dec 7, 1941. Without Japan’s unwelcome invasion, we could be speaking German as our first language today.
“The destiny of America was proclaimed in words of prophecy spoken by our first President in his first Inaugural in 1789-words almost directed, it would seem, to this year of 1941: “The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered. . . deeply, . . . finally, staked on the experiment intrusted to the hands of the American people.”
America was never meant to be owned by the district of corruption. FDR concluded with:
“If you and I in this later day lose that sacred fire—if we let it be smothered with doubt and fear- then we shall reject the destiny which Washington strove so valiantly and so triumphantly to establish. The preservation of the spirit and faith of the Nation does, and will, furnish the highest justification for every sacrifice that we may make in the cause of national defense…We do not retreat. We are not content to stand still. As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.”
40 years later, Ronald Reagan reminded us of the peaceful transfer of executive power.
“To a few of us here today this is a solemn and most momentous occasion, and yet in the history of our nation it is a commonplace occurrence. The orderly transfer of authority as called for in the Constitution routinely takes place, as it has for almost two centuries, and few of us stop to think how unique we really are. In the eyes of many in the world, this every 4-year ceremony we accept as normal is nothing less than a miracle.”
America remains a miracle, through our imperfections, touching on four centuries.
“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem”. Mr. Reagan understood our federated Constitutional Republic was about the people and today, we face the recurring push to royalty on the Potomac. Its size and despotic control of the populace MUST shrink.
Mr. Reagan continued: “From time to time we’ve been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people.
Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price.”
As Mr. Trump begins his time in the ‘Executive Department’, let us pray as a nation that we end slavery by calling it quits after 59 million kid kills. That we repair the wounds of eight years under an imperial presidency that Washington turned down yet served. That we again believe our peace officers are not the evil, but the persistence of crime and criminal intent, a condition of humanity that can be reversed. That, this nation, for it to endure, must inaugurate a new era, a Renaissance of sorts after 8 years of the most recent Dark Age. From that same inaugural address, the president who ushered in 25 million new real jobs by freeing the chains on Americans, let us echo:
“My fellow citizens, our Nation is poised for greatness. We must do what we know is right and do it with all our might. Let history say of us, ‘These were golden years — when the American Revolution was reborn, when freedom gained new life, when America reached for her best.”
I am an realistic optimist and believe our best years ARE ahead of us; I have 11 kids and 8 grandkids and it is incumbent I believe this freely. With adults back in executive leadership, maybe we can help our 18 years young give up their pacifiers and brainwashed ideologies foisted on them by Regressive left professors who own their minds but not their souls.
And the very old, and the newest to be born, can feel secure in their persons again since THEY ARE PERSONS. My friend and hero Stephanie Packer, a devoted mother was told for a mere $1.20 copay, she could end it all under Obamacare and the new Death Council of rationed health care. America is great BECAUSE we value people more than profit, except in the demonic halls that Sanger founded years before as well as the Regressive Left’s continued push for deviancy and inhumane principles. EVERY mother IS priceless and doing the devil’s bidding with a Hitlerian cyanide push pill is not the America of Washington and Lincoln, FDR (whose socialist policies i decry) and Reagan.
The wisdom of the aged and the potential of the youngest, are both desperately needed to heal our wounds of real and virtual slavery to evil’s pursuits. “Know the truth and the Truth will set you free”
Let us begin today, another 76 year period since FDR spoke his words to a country yet tenuously shielded from world war. Jan 20, 2017.
We wish Mr. Obama and his family well but PLEASE leave the keys on the counter. Obama, though his true vision of America is not that of the founders or most Americans, made a bunch of money in “public service” and his friends are fat, dumb and happy. But, Hate has no place in a blessed country that needs discussion, disagreement and opportunity as we roll up our sleeves to get our 95 million nonworking hopefuls back to gainful employ.
Peace times worldwide are privileged and rare because few countries adopted the precious document that we did in the 18th century. Iraq invaded Kuwait; we invaded Iraq as part of a coalition, but did NOT annex Iraq or Kuwait. Unfortunately, Obama skipped out early leaving Trump to do adult things. But, that is the trait of America over time. Success and failure are in our fabric.
Let us live up to the content of the Constitution’s character and the blood, life and fortunes of the Founders and their families, friends and: their fellow Americans. End the killing of our precious as we renew our commitment to leading a troubled world. State #31 will disappear, as in the chart seen above, if we do not wake up to the genocide.
God bless America, let its flag freely wave, a beacon of hope for a world in need both of a Saviour and Nature’s God. And let the “sacred fire of liberty” burn in our hearts. Forever and beyond.