Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Real "State of the Union" 

Our country is young. 
It's not old. 
We've just begun to grow. 

All we need is courage,
 and from out of that courage 
will come a greatness greater than we ever dreamed.
We Americans are the hope of the world, 
and the secret of our great plenty is freedom, 
and we've got to share that secret and that plenty 
with the other nations of the world. 

We face a great problem —
that when people are cold and hungry and scared 
they gather together in panicky herds 
ready to be led by communists and fascists 
who promise them bread for freedom
 and deliver neither.

The secret is freedom.
True then.
True now.
True forever.