He mentioned a number of internal to the U.S. items I believe are important. I hope he can live by or accomplish these. Do you have any comments on any of them?
“Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some but also our collective failure to make hard choices. Our health care is too costly, our schools fail too many, the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.
. . .our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions—that time has surely passed.
We will restore science to its rightful place and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its costs. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.
The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works, whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.
. . .this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control. The nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous.
. . . we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.
. . . our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please.
We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers. [underline added]
What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility—a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world. . .”
since underline didn’t work, I changed it to bold.