"Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time..."
Translation: make the words fit whatever we want them too.
"For more than two hundred years, we have..."
Added: ha until now!!!
"Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone..."
Well except for all the liberals. :0)
"An economic recovery has begun..."
Is this what recovery looks like?
"For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it..."
Do you mean the "growing many" of illegal citizens draining our resources or the "growning many" of (non) legitimate welfare recipients, sorry didn't know which number you were referring to.
"We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, and reach higher..."
Read make little bitty socialist robots. Workers of the world UNITE! Oh and fundamentally change America... Yep!
"...and the size of our deficit"
What did you do to reduce the size of the deficit???
"The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great."
Um for a few, sure! For the rest um okay... Sure!
"The knowledge of their sacrifice will keep us forever vigilant against those who would do us harm..."
Unless you are a certain ambassador.
"America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe..."
Unless you are Israel.
"For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts..."
Not gonna rant on that today.
"Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote..."
Um really? What does it mean??? Buy more voting machines? I call waiting in line awesome because it means more people are voting! And can you say early voting people ?? Less lines!
"Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country..."
It's called paperwork--- why does the government act SO keen on EVERYONE else doing so much paperwork besides actual immigrants?
..." it does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness"
No you want to redefine the definitions! And it is the pursuit of happiness not a guarantee.