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Bush's July 5th Speech...If Only This Were True

Thu May 15, 2003 4:02 am

"Of those to whom much is given, much is asked. I cannot say and no man could say that no more will be asked of us. Yet, I believe that now, no less than when the decade began, this generation of Americans is willing to "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." Since those words were spoken by John F. Kennedy, the people of America have kept that compact with mankind's noblest cause. And we shall continue to keep it.

Yet, I believe that we must always be mindful of this one thing, whatever the trials and the tests ahead. The ultimate strength of our country and our cause will lie not in powerful weapons or infinite resources or boundless wealth, but will lie in the unity of our people.
This I believe very deeply.

Throughout my entire public career I have followed the personal philosophy that I am a free man, an American, a public servant, and a member of my party, in that order always and only. For 37 years in the service of our nation, first as a congressman, as a senator, and as vice-president, and now as your president, I have put the unity of the people first. I have put it ahead of any divisive partisanship.

And in these times as in times before, it is true that a house divided against itself by the spirit of faction, of party, of region, of religion, of race, is a house that cannot stand. There is division in the American house now. There is divisiveness among us all tonight. And holding the trust that is mine, as president of all the people, I cannot disregard the peril to the progress of the American people and the hope and the prospect of peace for all peoples. So, I would ask all Americans, whatever their personal interests or concern, to guard against divisiveness and all its ugly consequences.

Fifty-two months and ten days ago, in a moment of tragedy and trauma, the duties of this office fell upon me. I asked then for your help and God's, that we might continue America on its course, binding up our wounds, healing our history, moving forward in new unity, to clear the American agenda and to keep the American commitment for all of our people. United we have kept that commitment. United we have enlarged that commitment.

Through all time to come, I think America will be a stronger nation, a more just society, and a land of greater opportunity and fulfillment because of what we have all done together in these years of unparalleled achievement. Our reward will come in the life of freedom, peace, and hope that our children will enjoy through ages ahead.

What we won when all of our people united just must not now be lost in suspicion, distrust, selfishness, and politics among any of our people. Believing this as I do, I have concluded that I should not permit the presidency to become involved in the partisan divisions that are developing in this political year.

With America's sons in the fields far away, with America's future under challenge right here at home, with our hopes and the world's hopes for peace in the balance every day, I do not believe that I should devote an hour or a day of my time to any personal partisan causes or to any duties other than the awesome duties of this office-the presidency of your country.

Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president.

But let men everywhere know, however, that a strong, a confident, and a vigilant America stands ready tonight to seek an honorable peace-and stands ready tonight to defend an honored cause-whatever the price, whatever the burden, whatever the sacrifice that duty may require.

Thank you for listening. Good night and God bless all of you."

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Figured out who said it first yet?

http://www.drpsychotic.com/godandcountry/speeches/lyndon_johnsons_refuse_relect_speech.html

Unfortunately, Bush could never do something so selfless and noble.
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RE: Bush's July 5th Speech...If Only This Were True

Thu May 15, 2003 4:17 am

Unfortunately, Bush could never do something so selfless and noble.

Another idiotic post by someone who STILL can't grasp the idea that his favourite Gory Looserman lost the elections fair and square...

Had your pet politician bought the elections like he tried you'd now be speaking Arabic and praying to Mekka 5 times a day because your country would have surrendered immediately to the first signs of Islamic fundamentalists not liking you.
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RE: Bush's July 5th Speech...If Only This Were True

Thu May 15, 2003 4:30 am

Goddamnit, Jwenting, you are absolutely right... again. 'Scuse me while I go masturbate to the voice of Our Lord, George W. Bush.
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RE: Bush's July 5th Speech...If Only This Were True

Thu May 15, 2003 4:52 am

Had your pet politician bought the elections like he tried you'd now be speaking Arabic and praying to Mekka 5 times a day because your country would have surrendered immediately to the first signs of Islamic fundamentalists not liking you.

Earth calling Jwenting, come in Jwenting! Are you posting this stuff from a Coffee Shop or something?
 
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RE: Bush's July 5th Speech...If Only This Were True

Thu May 15, 2003 4:56 am

Have the two of you considered switching your usernames? Would make more sense, IMHO.
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RE: Bush's July 5th Speech...If Only This Were True

Thu May 15, 2003 11:35 am

Jwenting, why is it that conservatives have to resort to twisting the names of those they don't like? Is it part of party doctrine to do so, to belittle and demean. Or is it because, on issues and fact, conservatives simply can't win, so the name-calling distracts the voters or prospective voters?
 
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RE: Bush's July 5th Speech...If Only This Were True

Thu May 15, 2003 1:29 pm

Jwenting aside, what do you guys think? When I first read the entire speech, I was shocked at how easily it could have been written just yesterday. Then I remembered the one flaw in that: Bush is in the business of being president, he doesn't give a damn about anything else.
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RE: Bush's July 5th Speech...If Only This Were True

Thu May 15, 2003 3:59 pm

Goddammit!!! Where do you guys get these cool smilies from...please give me a hint!!!
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RE: Bush's July 5th Speech...If Only This Were True

Fri May 16, 2003 2:26 pm


If you want to talk about somebody not doing the right thing. Lets talk about Clinton staying in office despite being criminally indicted for perjury.

If anybody kept Gore out of the W.H. I was Clinton refusing to do the right thing.



I don't know why Nuts is trying to compare Bush with LBJ.

LBJ implemented social programs and expanded a war that damm near bankrupted us and created economic problems until Paul Volker became chairmand of the fed, and started to contract the money supply. Luckly Ronnie backed him up on that.
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