Saturday, January 17, 2009

Farewell President Bush

For better or for worse, the Bush presidency is coming to an end.  While there are many things to criticize about the Bush Presidency, like the sellout of capitalism, one of his strengths has been the moral clarity.  Having a man with this kind of moral clarity is especially important when we see the relativistic thinking of our nation.  President Bush's moral clarity came through in one of the highlights of his farewell speech the other night.   

At the same time, we must continue to engage the world with confidence and clear purpose. In the face of threats from abroad, it can be tempting to seek comfort by turning inward. But we must reject isolationism and its companion, protectionism. Retreating behind our borders would only invite danger. In the 21st century, security and prosperity at home depend on the expansion of liberty abroad. If America does not lead the cause of freedom, that cause will not be led.

As we address these challenges - and others we cannot foresee tonight - America must maintain our moral clarity. I have often spoken to you about good and evil. This has made some uncomfortable. But good and evil are present in this world, and between the two there can be no compromise. Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time, everywhere. Freeing people from oppression and despair is eternally right. This Nation must continue to speak out for justice and truth. We must always be willing to act in their defense and to advance the cause of peace.

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