Obama Inauguration Speech Part 2
President Obama gives his second inauguration speech.
- Duration 11:34
- Date Jan 21, 2013
President Obama gives his second inauguration speech.
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We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit.
But we -- not the belief that America must choose between caring.
Of the generation that built this country.
And investing in the generation will build its future.
-- we remember the lessons of our past.
-- twilight years were spent in poverty.
And parents and child with a disability had nowhere to turn.
We do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the -- -- happiness for the few.
We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives.
Anyone -- Any time.
The face a job loss -- sudden -- -- homes swept away at a terrible storm.
The commitments we make to -- up.
Through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security these things do not -- aren't mission of the strength and -- Not make us a nation of takers they.
-- that takes the risks that make this country great.
-- Still believe an obligation to Americans.
Not just to ourselves but all posterity.
We will respond of the threat of climate change.
Knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children.
And future generations.
Some still deny the overwhelming judgment and science.
But not gonna -- the devastating impact of raging fires.
-- more powerful storms.
The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult.
America cannot resist this transition.
We must leave it.
We cannot -- it to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries we must claim its promise.
That's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national right.
Forests and water waves.
Are crop -- and snow capped peaks.
That is how we will preserve our planet.
Commanded to our care -- -- That's what will -- meaning to the creed.
Our fathers once declared.
Still believe that in -- and secure and lasting peace not require perpetual war.
Our brave men and women in uniform.
Tempered by the flames of battle are unmatched skill and courage.
-- by the memory of those we've lost know too well the price newspaper liberte.
The knowledge of their sacrifice will keep us forever vigilant.
Against those who would do -- -- But we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just -- war.
Who turned sworn enemies -- the short list of friends and we must carry all those lessons into this time as well.
We will defend our people and uphold our values Bruce -- arms and the rule of.
-- We will show the -- to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully.
Not because we are naive about the dangers we face but because engagement and -- moderately left.
Suspicion and then.
America will remain in the anchor strong alliances and every corner of the globe.
We already knew those institutions -- expand our capacity to manage crisis brought.
Pernod would have greater stake in a peaceful world and its most powerful -- Support democracy and patient.
Africa from the Americas to the Middle East because our interest and -- conscience compel us to act on behalf.
Of those who long for freedom.
And we must be a source of hope the more.
The victims of prejudice.
Not out of mere charity but because -- and time required the -- -- advance of those principles that are common -- describes.
Tolerance and opportunity.
Human -- And justice.
Declared today that the most evident that threatens the moments are created.
-- star of the guidance that.
-- the guided our.
Our forebears to -- ball and Thelma and stonewalled.
Just -- that guided.
All those men and women song and on some left footprints along this great -- to hear it.
It preachers say it that we cannot walk along.
Eric can proclaim the individual freedom is inextricably bound -- the freedom of every salt water.
It is not our generation's test.
-- -- -- What those pioneers began.
Regards -- is not complete until our lives our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts.
Our journey is not complete until our gay Brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law.
-- truly credited -- then surely the love recommit to one another month being equal as well.
Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.
Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving.
Hopeful immigrants whose healthy America and the land of opportunity.
Young students and engineers are lifted and our workforce rather than expelled from.
Our journey is not complete.
Until all our children.
From the streets of Detroit to the hills about lecture to quiet lanes of Newtown.
Know that they are careful.
-- always -- from harm.
That the -- generations task.
To make these -- -- these values.
Of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Real -- every American.
True to our founding documents do not require us to.
Agree on every contour of life.
Does not mean we all the final liberty and exactly the same way.
-- follow the same precise path to happiness.
Progress does not compel us to settle centuries long debates about the role of government for all time.
But it does require us to act in our time.
For now decisions are upon us.
And we cannot afford to -- We cannot mistake absolutism for principal.
Results -- spectacle for politics.
Retreat name calling and reasoned debate.
We must act knowing that our work will be -- perfect.
We must act knowing that today's victories.
Would be only partial.
And there will be up to those who stand here and for years and forty years and 400 years hence.
To advance the -- spirit -- -- to us in a spare Philadelphia -- -- my fellow Americans.
All I have sworn before you today.
Like the one recited by.
Others serve in this capital.
Was oath to god and country.
Not party or faction.
And we must faithfully execute that pledge during federation.
Of -- service.
But the -- I spoke today are not so different.
Note that has taken each time soldiers signed up.
-- an immigrant realize surgery.
-- is not so different from the -- we all make.
The flag waves above and the -- their hearts with pride.
The word of citizens.
And they -- present our greatest hope.
You and I and.
At citizens have the power to set this conference call.
You were not as citizens.
Have the obligation to shape the debate of of our time not only when the -- we can't -- the voices we let in the end of our most -- value and enduring ideals.
Let us each of us now embrace.
With -- don't.
And often draw.
What is our lasting birth right.
And common purposes.
With passion and dedication.
Let us answer the call this the carry into an uncertain future that -- it's like a pre.
Thank you god bless you.
-- me forever bless these united states of --