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A New Day

I wonder what Frederick Douglass would think of today? I have an idea, but who can speak for the dead? An interesting inauguration--probably the first I took the time to pay close attention to--solemn, hopeful, different.
President Obama's speech wasn't bad, but, of course, I have some problems with it. I'll tackle the three big ones:

the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. (I'm not trying to take the remarks out of context, I just want to speak to them as they are).
We'll see if he thinks this extends to the unborn, the mentally and physically diminshed, and the terminally ill.

The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.
That's right everyone, time to bow down and worship G.O.D. Can anyone name me one politician today who thinks that constant, i.e. infinite, economic growth isn't an absolute good and the birthright of all Americans? I didn't think so.

We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost.
Sigh! This old canard. Yes, opposing fatal experimentation on humans is soooooo anti-science unlike the advanced civilizations of the Nazis, Imperial Japan, oh, and that experiment down South, was it Tuskeegee? Now that's science! Hey, what's wrong with telling Americans that our food system is responsible for many, many of our illnesses? We probably won't be hearing that from the new Ag. secretary.

He appears to be a decent man. Only time will out.


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