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The Real Transcript

(Crossposted from metaquotes because it's just that much fun.)

murnkay writes the real transcript from last night's presidential inauguration, and does it well enough that it's hard to know what to excerpt. But for you, I will try anyway.

"The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world. Whether they want it or not. Even if we have to kill them to set them free. I know that Sting guy, he does good songs."

"So it is now the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with lip service and guns until we end tyranny in our world, except for our own tyranny. Maybe we'll spare Canada. I like Canadians."

"America will not impose our own style of government on the unwilling. We will, instead, kill the unwilling and then put our own agreeable people in their place."

"Some, I know, have questioned the global appeal of liberty -- though this time in history, four decades defined by the swiftest advance of freedom ever seen, is an odd time for doubt. Haven't we threatened you people enough? Americans, of all people, should never be surprised by the power of our ideals or our superior moral authority that will be flexed on the basis of whim. Eventually, the call of freedom comes to every mind and every soul: you we call Un-American. Liberty will come to those who can afford it."

"The leaders of governments with long habits of control need to know: We're offering classes to show you how to do it in a much more subtle and pervasive manner. Write for details."

"Captives doesn't mean people we hold prisoner though, ok? Don't think I mean them. I mean the people I decide to like. Let's keep on the same page, America."

Oh, hell, just go read the whole post.

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