Our reluctance for conflict should not be misjudged as a failure of will. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors. The Declaration of Independence flames with his eloquence. We will maintain sufficient strength to prevail if need be, knowing that if we do so we have the best chance of never having to use that strength. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have. We hear much of special interest groups.
Your dreams, your hopes, your goals are going to be the dreams, the hopes, and the goals of this Administration, so help me God. The price for this freedom at times has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay that price. To those neighbors and allies who share our freedom, we will strengthen our historic ties and assure them of our support and firm commitment. To those neighbors and allies who share our freedom, we will strengthen our historic ties and assure them of our support and firm commitment. There are entrepreneurs with faith in themselves and faith in an idea who create new jobs, new wealth and opportunity. But if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? With the idealism and fair play which are the core of our system and our strength, we can have a strong and prosperous America at peace with itself and the world. There, on the western front, he was killed trying to carry a message between battalions under heavy artillery fire.
I do not believe in a fate that will all on us no matter what we do. A printer-friendly version is available. On you depend the fortunes of America. But if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? Purpose: This quote returns the idea of the speech to his purpose of diminishing the power of the federal government. They will not go away in days, weeks, or months, but they will go away. We hear much of special interest groups. It is my intention to curb the size and influence of the Federal establishment and to demand recognition of the distinction between the powers granted to the Federal Government and those reserved to the States or to the people.
Our government has no power except that granted it by the people. It distorts our economic decisions, penalizes thrift, and crushes the struggling young and the fixed-income elderly alike. And let there be no misunderstanding--we are going to begin to act, beginning today. From time to time, we have been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed byself-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have.
At the end of this open mall are those shrines to the giants on whose shoulders we stand. How can we love our country and not love our countrymen; and loving them, reach out a hand when they fall, heal them when they're sick, and provide opportunity to make them self-sufficient so they will be equal in fact and not just in theory? Beyond those monuments to heroism is the Potomac River, and on the far shore the sloping hills of Arlington National Cemetery with its row on row of simple white markers bearing crosses or Stars of David. We will maintain sufficient strength to prevail if need be, knowing that if we do so we have the best chance of never having to use that strength. To those neighbors and allies who share our freedom, we will strengthen our historic ties and assure them of our support and firm commitment. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
Impact: The audience feels empowered and inspired by this section. Don't be wasteful; protect our environment. Chief Justice Warren Burger administered the oath of office to the former broadcaster, screen actor, and Governor of California. Miller Center: January 20, 1981: First Inaugural Address Transcript Senator Hatfield, Mr. Research our special sections on diverse subjects ranging from presidential elections to naval history. Body of speech The business of our nation goes forward. Those who do work are denied a fair return for their labor by a tax system which penalizes successful achievement and keeps us from maintaining full productivity.
Standing here, one faces a magnificent vista, opening up on this city's special beauty and history. They're individuals and families whose taxes support the government and whose voluntary gifts support church, charity, culture, art, and education. Putting America back to work means putting all Americans back to work. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price. Progress may be slow -- measured in inches and feet, not miles -- but we will progress. Explanation: This excerpt provides an excellent example of the patriotism and direct address that Reagan employs throughout his speech. It is no coincidence that our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government.
Reagan emphasizes this with the belief that the country is built upon many different types of people different types of heroes and the tasks that they undertake. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors. As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people. We will match loyalty with loyalty. Exhibiting such disregard and apathy towards the decline in social capital and the willing, steady use of ambiguous rhetoric and insubstantial policy substance all contributes to the creation of a despotic government. Off to one side, the stately memorial to Thomas Jefferson. Our forbearance should never be misunderstood.