Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Line To Remember

If anything from Obama's inaugural speech is preserved by history, I would be willing to bet that it was this remarkable line directed toward Muslim extremists:
Know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.
I'd never heard it phrased quite so eloquently before, and it sums it up perfectly. Just perfectly.

1 comment:

ErinLaurel said...

Woo hoo! We have an eloquent president!

I also loved: "As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake."