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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:09 PM

For The Country That We Love

This part of the President's speech, was what moved me the most. I only just finished watching it now. His passion, to do what is right was clear. His compassion, for the victims and the need to stop this senseless violence, heartbreaking. Nuances of facial expressions, where even a slightly raised eyebrow speaks volumes. Yes it does.

The President, looked like he was holding his emotions in check. Joe Biden was wiping away tears.

These are the men that we fought for and voted for. They have are back now as we have their's.

This is a bold and unprecedented move on their part. A dangerous one in many ways.

They support this Nation. They are protecting this Nation. They spoke with One voice for us all.

Thank You, Mr. President and Mr. Vice President!



Get them on record. Ask your member of Congress if they support universal background checks to keep guns out of the wrong hands. Ask them if they support renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. And if they say no, ask them why not.

Ask them what's more important, doing whatever it takes to get a -- a "A" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns, or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade? (Applause.)

This is the land of the free, and it always will be. As Americans, we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights that no man or government can take away from us. But we've also long recognized, as our founders recognized, that with rights come responsibilities. Along with our freedom to live our lives as we will comes an obligation to allow others to do the same. We don't live in isolation. We live in a society, a government of and by and for the people. We are responsible for each other.

You know, the right to worship freely and faithfully, that right was denied to Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The right to assemble peaceively (sp), that right was denied shoppers in Clackamas, Oregon and moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado. That most fundamental set of rights -- to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- fundamental rights that were denied to college students at Virginia Tech and high school students at Columbine and elementary school students in Newtown, and kids on street corners in Chicago on too frequent a basis to tolerate, and all the families who've never imagined that they'd lose a loved one to a bullet, those rights are at stake. We're responsible.

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Let's do the right thing. Let's do the right thing for them and for this country that we love so much.








http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/full-transcript-president-obamas-remarks-gun-violence/story?id=18229151&page=6

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:37 PM

1. Beautiful She..

I missed it..thank you for the transcript!





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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:37 PM

2. P. S. Thrilled to

be the 5th to REC!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:10 PM

3. Mahalo, Cha

I was at work when he gave that speech, I snuck onto the computer there a couple of times. I needed to know what was going on!

Geez, I will get nailed if I get caught! I kept deleting the browser history! LOL.

I missed the videos of the children, they were so sweet, and smarter than many elders that I know. Surprised I missed them...I go to the OD several times a day to cleanse myself!

Thanks for that 5th rec!

she






We have their backs!!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:56 PM

4. LOL... great minds and all that..

I go there several times a day to get news and... cleanse myself!

Before I retired in New York, I would go to the 'puter at work and check into DU. One day there was a note there that said "Use for store stuff only".. anyway it was during the Campaign and Election times so of course I still checked in. never did figure how to erase my browsing history. But, it was all good natured ribbing at me because they knew I was the political junkie around there. And, no intervention was ever scheduled. lol

BACKS!

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:59 PM

5. You were a New Yawka, Cha? We were almost neighbors!

Shower...soap up...rinse...cleansed! Ready for a brand new day!

Have you noticed that TOD is popping up here daily...wonder if Chipsticks knows.

I have a whole bunch of pics stored and ready for monday.

Yeah!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:21 PM

6. I have noticed.. how many reference her

site and it warms me heart!

I wouldn't be surprised if she knows.. but, I still haven't emailed her on account of one thing or another.

I was a New Yorker for 12 years.. Upstate at the foot of the Adirondacks.. Had never been there before but my sister lives there so I just moved there..sight unseen. I was lucky.. it turned out real nice!

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