America Restored: Favorite Parts from President Obama's Address to the Congress

Courtesy of Whitehouse.gov:

A surplus became an excuse to transfer wealth to the wealthy instead of an opportunity to invest in our future. Regulations were gutted for the sake of a quick profit at the expense of a healthy market....

Well that day of reckoning has arrived, and the time to take charge of our future is here....

Well I do not accept a future where the jobs and industries of tomorrow take root beyond our borders – and I know you don’t either. It is time for America to lead again....

And dropping out of high school is no longer an option. It’s not just quitting on yourself, it’s quitting on your country – and this country needs and values the talents of every American....

For seven years, we have been a nation at war. No longer will we hide its price....

...I will not allow terrorists to plot against the American people from safe havens half a world away....

...[L]iving our values doesn’t make us weaker, it makes us safer and it makes us stronger. And that is why I can stand here tonight and say without exception or equivocation that the United States of America does not torture....

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