Monday, January 24, 2005

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Viewing the 2005 Inaugural Address:

There is one force of history…the force of human freedom. No human rights without human liberty. When you stand for liberty, we will stand with you. “Untamed Fire” of freedom…Day of Fire, the enemy’s weapon. Fire vs. Fire…(a phrase/concept that resonates with the Muslim world)

The survival of liberty in our land depends on the survival of liberty in other lands.

No one is fit to be a master; no one deserves to be a slave.

Seek and support the growth of democratic movements in every nation and culture to end tyranny in our world. Not primarily the task of arms…Freedom by its nature must be chosen, sustained by the rule of law. It is the concentrated work of generations…

Freedom is eternally right…we will encourage reform in other governments; success in relations with U.S. will depend on the treatment of their own people.

Americans who do the difficult work of serving in the military add to the country’s character.

Build an “ownership society” – retirement, education; “make every citizen an agent of their own security” the public interest depends on private character.

Bush’s speech was described by a historian as the best speech Wilson ever wrote; Wilson promoted the League of Nations, and making the world safe for democracy. The trademark first line, creating parallels in defining lines of the speech, like, “no one is fit to be a master, no one deserves to be a slave.” He also used chiasmus and alliteration.

Presentation of Fallacies


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