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可是对于年轻人三年五载就可以是一生一世,于是跟对人成为这个年龄所做的必修课,这时他的选择很重要也就是我们所说的做对事,岁起步岁定位每个人拥有的人生是否能在这里找到答案。

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正确的选择

“对于三十岁以后的人来说,十年八年不过是指缝间的事。 而对于年轻人而言,三年五年就可以是一生一世” 这句话出自张爱玲的经典小说《半生缘》,书里开头是沈世均的内心独白“他和曼桢认识,已经是多年前的事了。算起来倒已经有十四年了——真吓人一跳!马上使他连带地觉得自己老了许多。日子过得真快,尤其对于中年以后的人,十年八年都好像是指顾间的事。可是对于年轻人,三年五载就可以是一生一世。他和曼桢从认识到分手,不过几年的工夫,这几年里面却经过这么许多事情,仿佛把生老病死一切的哀乐都经历到了。”今天在这里援引这句话却不是想探讨关于爱情的话题,而是想说说关于年轻时的选择。

选择是人一生永恒的课题,我们无时无刻不在经历着各种的选择,小到衣食住行鸡毛蒜皮,大至事业婚姻未来规划,尤其是对于二三十岁的年轻人来说,每一个大的选择都是对于后半生的奠基,甚至某种程度上来说,是一场以未来做注的一场赌局,想来不啻于世间第一的豪赌了。一旦做下了选择,便如美国诗人罗伯特·弗罗斯特(ROBERT FROST)在他的诗《未选择的路》(The Road Not Taken)中写到的:

啊,留下一条路等改日再见!

.但我知道路径延绵无尽头,

恐怕我难以再回返。

也许多少年后在某个地方,

我将轻声叹息将往事回顾:

一片树林里分出两条路-

而我选择了人迹更少的一条,

从此决定了我一生的道路。

我想,何为做出正确的选择,便是20岁跟对人,30岁做对事

当我们20岁,我们刚进入社会,犹如一张白纸,想要画出漂亮的图案,奈何空有一番热情却不知道如何下手。这个时候,我们寻寻觅觅,希望能抓住一根稻草,沿着这根草我们能够认准人生的方向,可以看到未来的辉煌。于是,跟对人,成为这个年龄所做的必修课。社会确实有点复杂,年轻单纯的我们往往被舆情热浪掀起,找不到方向。似乎经济社会的人都成了经济人,他们用自己闯荡了多年的社会阅历,练就了一身武大郎似的画饼的能力。可是,很多人却没有学到武大郎的忠厚老实,结果年轻人跟着他充满希望大踏步前进,结果武大郎的饼子越摊越大,终究还是一张梦中的饼。等年轻人幡然醒悟时,武大郎却挑着货担走远了。

一转眼便迈进30了。30岁人要做对事。30岁的人,在社会上已经闯荡了多年,有一定的社会阅历,开始渐渐认准人生的方向。这时候,作为一个有理想的人,他就必须选择好自己的事业,认定自己的目标并为之奋斗。这时,他的选择很重要,也就是我们所说的做对事。如果选择错误,方面出现偏差,那么,他越用功,他离成功也就越远了。在选择正确的情况下,坚持10年,等到我们不惑之年的时候,也许就能看到人生的枝头挂满累累硕果。对于三十而立的中国传统标准来说,也许这是一份迟来的午餐,但它却是给当年的30岁的人一个曾经披荆斩棘、栉风沐雨的补偿。

20岁起步,30岁定位,每个人拥有的人生,是否能在这里找到答案。年轻人这个时候都是敢拼敢闯的时候.就像灿烂的烟花这个时候在拼命的燃烧那样

吧.几乎是把一生的热情都聚集在这个阶段了.。回到开头引用张爱玲的那句话,众所皆知,她有一句著名的话“出名要趁早”,在她的观念里人就应该趁着自己大好年华做出一番成就,抓住年少时的分分秒秒,短短几年便可造就一生;而当人近中年以后很多事已是尘埃落定,没有了年少时的激情,一岁岁只是某种程度上的重复,十年八载没有什么差别。因此便更要抓紧珍贵的华年,审慎的选择,努力的奋斗。

How to Choose Rightly

“To those older than thirty, eight years or ten shall be nothing more than that has slipped through the fingers; to the young, three years or five can be equaled to a whole lifetime.” The sentence was said by Zhang Ailing in her classic novel Half Life Fate. Beginning in the book is Shen Shijun’s inner monologue, “It was already 14 years since he knew Manzhen. So scary! This made him feel old. Time flies, especially for people beyond middle age, eight years or ten years seem nothing, but to those who are young, three years or five years can be equaled to a whole lifetime. It was only a few years from their acquaintance to their break up. Over the years too many things have happened, as if I had experienced all physical sorrows.” I quoted the words here today don’t want to discuabout the topic of love, but to talk about choice when we were young. Choice is one of life's eternal topic. From trivial things such as food and clothing to marriage and the future career planning. We are experiencing all kinds of choice all the time. Especially for young people who are in their 20s and 30s, every big choice is the foundation for future life, even to some extent, a bet for future. Maybe this is the biggest gamble in the world. As was written in American poet Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken,

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Two roads diverged in a wood, and

I took the one letraveled by,

And that has made all the difference

I deem right choice as following the right person at the age of 20 and doing right things at the age of 30. We are the new entrants in our 20s, just like a piece of blank paper. We want to paint the beautiful design, but we don’t know how to start only with enthusiasm. During this period, we search and hope for clutching at a straw. With the straw, we can sure about our directions of life and see the glorious future. The society is indeed complex, we are so young and so innocent, sometimes we may lost the direction of life. It seems that people in economy society all become economists, they all have the capacity to make pancake, just as Wu Dalang. But they don’t have the characters of Wu Dalang----upright and honest. Finally, their dreams are drawing water with a sieve.

Then suddenly 30 years old, the period of following the right person. People at the age of 30 have a lot of experience in society, they have their own direction in their mind. At this time, people who has ideals should choose the career and work hard for the career. Choosing the right career is doing the right thing. If the choose is wrong, he may be far from success. If we choose

the right career and insist for 10 years, we can see the best result in our 40s, which maybe too late according to Chinese tradition that a man should be independent at the age of 30. But it is the compensation for 10 years’ hard work of a person.

Starting from 20, locating 30. We all have our own life whether we can find our answer here or not. We youngest should be aggressive and dare to do everything. Like the framework, trying hard to burn in the glorious time. As we all know, Zhang Ailing has a very famous sentence, to be known as early as possible. Her conception is that young people should do a great when they are young. Seize every minute at early years, just a few years can make a life. When middle-aged, people can hardly have the enthusiasm when they are at an early age. Eight years or ten years seem nothing. Therefore, we should seize the good time, choose career prudently and work hard.

布什告别演讲稿全文(中英文对照版)2016-08-28 11:57:03 | #2楼回目录

布什告别演讲稿全文(中英文对照版)

【世贸人才网:国际贸易人才门户 更新时间: 2016-01-19 】【来源:星岛环球网】 布什告别演讲稿全文(中英文对照版) Presidential Farewell Speech

美国总统布什美国当地时间15日晚8时( 北京 时间16日上午9时)在白宫发表最后告别演说。据白宫官员透露,演说总长13分钟,共5页,布什称自己的总统任期为“在危机中取得重大成就”的时期。以下是布什告别演讲稿全文,分为布什告别演全文英文版和中文版。 布什告别演讲稿全文(英文版)

THE PRESIDENT: Fellow citizens: For eight years, it has been my honor to serve as your President. The first decade of this new century has been a period of consequence — a time set apart. Tonight, with a thankful heart, I have asked for a final opportunity to share some thoughts on the journey that we have traveled together, and the future of our nation.

Five days from now, the world will witnethe vitality of American democracy. In a tradition dating back to our founding, the presidency will pato a successor chosen by you, the American people. Standing on the steps of the Capitol will be a man whose history reflects the enduring promise of our land. This is a moment of hope and pride for our whole nation. And I join all Americans in offering best wishes to President-Elect Obama, his wife Michelle, and their two beautiful girls.

Tonight I am filled with gratitude — to Vice President Cheney and members of my administration; to Laura, who brought joy to this house and love to my life; to our wonderful daughters, Barbara and Jenna; to my parents, whose examples have provided strength for a lifetime. And above all, I thank the American people for the trust you have given me. I thank you for the prayers that have lifted my spirits. And I thank you for the countleacts of courage, generosity, and grace that I have witnessed these past eight years.

This evening, my thoughts return to the first night I addressed you from this house — September the 11th, 2001. That morning, terrorists took nearly 3,000 lives in the worst attack on America since Pearl Harbor. I remember standing in the rubble of the World Trade Center three days later, surrounded by rescuers who had been working around the clock. I remember talking to brave souls who charged through smoke-filled corridors at the Pentagon, and to husbands and wives whose loved ones became heroes aboard Flight 93. I remember Arlene Howard, who gave me her fallen son’s police shield as a reminder of all that was lost. And I still carry his badge.

As the years passed, most Americans were able to return to life much as it had been before 9/11. But I never did. Every morning, I received a briefing on the threats to our nation. I vowed to do everything in my power to keep us safe.

Over the past seven years, a new Department of Homeland Security has been created. The military, the intelligence community, and the FBI have been transformed. Our nation is equipped with new tools to monitor the terrorists’ movements, freeze their finances, and break up their plots. And with strong allies at our side, we have taken the fight to the terrorists and those who support them. Afghanistan has gone from a nation where the Taliban harbored al Qaeda and stoned women in the streets to a young democracy that is fighting terror and encouraging girls to go to school. Iraq has gone from a brutal dictatorship and a sworn enemy of America to an Arab democracy at the heart of the Middle East and a friend of the United States.

There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions. But there can be little debate about the results. America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil. This is a tribute to those who toil night and day to keep us safe — law enforcement officers,

intelligence analysts, homeland security and diplomatic personnel, and the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

Our nation is blessed to have citizens who volunteer to defend us in this time of danger. I have cherished meeting these selflepatriots and their families. And America owes you a debt of gratitude. And to all our men and women in uniform listening tonight: There has been no higher honor than serving as your Commander-in-Chief.

The battles waged by our troops are part of a broader struggle between two dramatically different systems. Under one, a small band of fanatics demands total obedience to an oppressive ideology, condemns women to subservience, and marks unbelievers for murder. The other system is based on the conviction that freedom is the universal gift of Almighty God, and that liberty and justice light the path to peace.

This is the belief that gave birth to our nation. And in the long run, advancing this belief is the only practical way to protect our citizens. When people live in freedom, they do not willingly choose leaders who pursue campaigns of terror. When people have hope in the future, they will not cede their lives to violence and extremism. So around the world, America is promoting human liberty, human rights, and human dignity. We’re standing with dissidents and young democracies, providing AIDS medicine to dying patients — to bring dying patients back to life, and sparing mothers and babies from malaria. And this great republic born alone in liberty is leading the world toward a new age when freedom belongs to all nations.

For eight years, we’ve also strived to expand opportunity and hope here at home. Acroour country, students are rising to meet higher standards in public schools. A new Medicare prescription drug benefit is bringing peace of mind to seniors and the disabled. Every taxpayer pays lower income taxes. The addicted and suffering are finding new hope through faith-based programs. Vulnerable human life is better protected. Funding for our veterans has nearly doubled. America’s air and water and lands are measurably cleaner. And the federal bench includes wise new members like Justice Sam Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts.

When challenges to our prosperity emerged, we rose to meet them. Facing the prospect of a financial collapse, we took decisive measures to safeguard our economy. These are very tough times for hardworking families, but the toll would be far worse if we had not acted. All Americans are in this together. And together, with determination and hard work, we will restore our economy to the path of growth. We will show the world once again the resilience of America’s free enterprise system.

Like all who have held this office before me, I have experienced setbacks. There are things I would do differently if given the chance. Yet I’ve always acted with the best interests of our country in mind. I have followed my conscience and done what I thought was right. You may not agree with some of the tough decisions I have made. But I hope you can agree that I was willing to make the tough decisions.

The decades ahead will bring more hard choices for our country, and there are some guiding principles that should shape our course.

While our nation is safer than it was seven years ago, the gravest threat to our people remains another terrorist attack. Our enemies are patient, and determined to strike again. America did nothing to seek or deserve this conflict. But we have been given solemn responsibilities, and we must meet them. We must resist complacency. We must keep our resolve. And we must never let down our guard.

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 addrethese challenges — and others we cannot foresee tonight — America must maintain our moral clarity. I’ve often spoken to you about good and evil, and this has made some uncomfortable. But good and evil are present in this world, and between the two of them 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.

President Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” As I leave the house he occupied two centuries ago, I share that optimism. America is a young country, full of vitality, constantly growing and renewing itself. And even in the toughest times, we lift our eyes to the broad horizon ahead.

I have confidence in the promise of America because I know the character of our people. This is a nation that inspires immigrants to risk everything for the dream of freedom. This is a nation where citizens show calm in times of danger, and compassion in the face of suffering. We see examples of America’s character all around us. And Laura and I have invited some of them to join us in the White House this evening.

We see America’s character in Dr. Tony Recasner, a principal who opened a new charter school from the ruins of Hurricane Katrina. We see it in Julio Medina, a former inmate who leads a faith-based program to help prisoners returning to society. We’ve seen it in Staff Sergeant Aubrey McDade, who charged into an ambush in Iraq and rescued three of his fellow Marines.

We see America’s character in Bill Krissoff — a surgeon from California. His son, Nathan — a Marine — gave his life in Iraq. When I met Dr. Krissoff and his family, he delivered some surprising news: He told me he wanted to join the Navy Medical Corps in honor of his son. This good man was 60 years old — 18 years above the age limit. But his petition for a waiver was granted, and for the past year he has trained in battlefield medicine. Lieutenant Commander Krissoff could not be here tonight, because he will soon deploy to Iraq, where he will help save America’s wounded warriors — and uphold the legacy of his fallen son.

In citizens like these, we see the best of our country - resilient and hopeful, caring and strong. These virtues give me an unshakable faith in America. We have faced danger and trial, and there’s more ahead. But with the courage of our people and confidence in our ideals, this great nation will never tire, never falter, and never fail.

It has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve as your President. There have been good days and tough days. But every day I have been inspired by the greatneof our country, and uplifted by the goodneof our people. I have been blessed to represent this nation we love. And I will always be honored to carry a title that means more to me than any other - citizen of the United States of America.

And so, my fellow Americans, for the final time: Good night. May God blethis house and our next President. And may God bleyou and our wonderful country. Thank you. (Applause.)布什告别演讲稿全文(译文,中文版)

各位公民:八年来,我有幸担任你们的总统。新世纪的第一个十年是一段意义重大的时期——一个时间分界点。今晚,我怀着一颗感谢的心,请求一个最后的机会,就我们一起走过的旅程以及国家的未来,与诸位分享一些想法。

五天后,世界将目睹美国民主的活力。按照我们立国时的传统,总统之位将传给你们——美国人民所选择的继任者。站在国会山的台阶上的,将是一个其故事可以说明我们国家持久承诺的人。这是我们全国的希望与骄傲的深刻。我和所有美国人一起,向总统当选人奥巴马、他的妻子米歇儿以及他们两个美丽的女儿致以最美好的祝愿。

今晚,我满怀感激——感激副总统切尼以及行政成员们;感谢劳拉,她给这个家带来欢乐,给我的生活带来爱;感谢我们了不起的女儿芭芭拉和詹娜;感谢我的父母亲,他们的榜样为我提供了毕生的力量。最重要的是,我感谢美国人民给我的信任。我感谢你们的祈祷鼓舞了我的灵魂。我感谢你们在过去八年让我目睹了无数体现勇气、慷慨与仁慈的行动。

今晚,我的思绪回到我站在这个地方向你们致辞的第一个晚上——2001年9月11日。那天早上,恐怖分子夺走了近3000性命,这是自珍珠港事件以来,美国遭遇的最严重的袭击。我记得于三天后站在世贸中心的废墟中的情形,周围是全天候工作的救援人员。

我记得我跟那些在五角大楼烟雾弥漫的走廊里工作的勇敢灵魂谈话,跟那些登上93号航班最终成为英雄的人们的妻子们谈话。我记得阿琳·霍华德(Arlene Howard),她把已经陨落的儿子的警察勋章给了我,提醒我我们失去了什么。我仍然戴着他的徽章。

随着时间的流逝,大多数美国人可以回归911之前的生活,但我就不能。每天早上,我都收到一份关于我国面临威胁的简报。我发誓要尽我所能保证我们的安全。

在过去七年,一个新的国土安全部成立了。军队、情报界以及FBI已经警告改造。我们的国家装备了新的工具去监控恐怖分子的活动,冻结他们的 金融 ,打破他们的阴谋。而且在强大盟友的支持下,我们向恐怖分子以及那些支持他们的人们发起了战斗。

阿富汗已经从塔利班窝藏基地组织、在大街上对妇女行石刑的国家变成一个年轻的民主体,与恐怖主义斗争,鼓励女孩子去上学。伊拉克已经从一个残暴的独裁国家和美国的死敌变成一个位于中东之心的阿拉伯民主体,变成美国的朋友。

很多这些 决定 引起合法性的争论,但其结果却是无须争论的。七年多里,美国领土没有再遭遇又一次恐怖袭击。这要归功于那些日夜辛勤工作保卫我们的安全的人们——执法人员,情报分析家,国土安全和外交人员,以及美国武装部队的男女成员。

在危险时刻,公民自愿捍卫国家,这是我们国家之福。我珍惜与这些无私的爱国者以及他们的家人的会晤。美国欠你们一份感激。致今晚所有在聆听的全体男女军人:作为你们的三军总司令是至高无上的荣耀。

我们的部队发起的战斗属于更为广泛的、两种根本不同的 制度 之间的斗争的一部分。在其中一种 制度 下,一小撮狂热分子要求全体服从一种压制性的意识形态,迫使妇女卑屈,杀害不信仰者。而另一种 制度 则是基于这样的信念:自由是万能的上帝赋予所有人的礼物,自由与正义照亮和平之路。

这是我们的立国信仰。从长期来看,推广这种信仰是保护我们公民的唯一可行 办法 。当人们生活在自由之中,他们就不会愿意选择追求恐怖主义运动的领袖。当人们对未来充满希望,他们就不会愿意把生命交给暴力与极端主义。

因此,美国在全世界推广人的自由、人的权利以及人的尊严。我们支持异见人士及年轻的民主体,提供爱滋病药物让濒临死亡的病人恢复生机,不让疟疾伤害母亲与婴儿。这个仅为自由而生的伟大共和国带领世界走向自由属于所有国家的新时期。

八年来,我们还努力扩大国内的机会与希望。在全国,学生们正起来满足公立学校提高了的标准。一种新的医疗处方药福利正为长者及残疾人带来内心的平静。每一个纳税人要支付的收入税减少了。

透过以信仰为基础的项目,上瘾者与受苦者找到了新希望。脆弱的生命得到更好的保护。用于退伍军人的资金几乎翻了一番。美国的空气、水和陆地更加清洁。而且联邦法官席上有了像法官阿利托(Sam Alito)和首席法官罗伯茨(John Roberts)这样睿智的新成员。

当我们的繁荣面临挑战,我们起来面对。面对 金融 崩溃的前景,我们采取了果断措施保护我们的经济。努力工作的家庭面临非常困难的时刻,但如果我们不采取行动,损失会严重得多。所有美国人团结在一起,凭着决心以及努力的工作,我们将让经济重上增长之路。我们将再一次向世界展示美国自由企业体系的弹性。

和此前负责这个办公室所有人一样,我曾经历挫折。如果还有机会,在一些事情上我会改变做法。然而,我在做事的时候总是心怀我们国家的最佳利益。我按照我的良心,并做了我认为正确的事情。你可能不会同意我所作出的一些艰难 决定 。但我希望你们明白我愿意作出这些艰难的 决定 。

未来十年,我们的国家将面临更多艰难的选择,一些指引性的原则可以指明我们的方向。 尽管我们的国家比七年前安全,我们的民众所面临的最严重威胁仍然是再度发生的恐怖袭击。我们的敌人很有耐心,决心再次袭击。美国没有寻求挑起冲突,也不应该遭受这些冲突。但我们已经肩负庄严的责任,我们必须面对。我们必须抵制自满。我们必须保持决心。我们绝不能放松警惕。

与此同时,我们必须继续怀着信心与明确的目标与世界接触。面对海外的威胁,转向内部寻求安慰是很有诱惑力的。但是我们必须拒绝孤立主义及作为其同伴的保护主义。在21世纪,国内的安全与繁荣有赖于自由在海外的扩大。如果美国不带领自由事业,这项事业就得不到指引。

在我们解决这些挑战——以及其他一些我们无法在今晚预测的挑战时,美国必须维持我们的道德明确性。我经常跟你们说善与恶。这令一些人感到不舒服。但善恶存在于世上,两者之间不会有任何妥协。无论在何时何地,把杀害无辜者作为推广意识形态的手段都是错误的做法。

让人们摆脱压迫和绝望是永远正确的。国家必须继续为正义和真理发言。我们必须始终愿意行动起来捍卫它们,推进和平的事业。

杰斐逊总统曾写道,“我喜欢未来的梦想更甚于过去的历史。”在我离开这个他于两个世纪前所在的地方时,我赞成他的这种乐观精神。美国是一个年轻的国家,充满活力、不断成长和自我更新。甚至在最艰难的时刻,我们都会放眼前面广阔的地平线。

我对美国的诺言有信心,因为我知道我们人民的特质。这是一个鼓励移民为自由的梦想而冒险的国家。这是一个公民可以在危险的时刻表现平静,在苦难面前展示怜悯的国家。我们看到,我们周围就有美国特质的榜样。劳拉和我已经邀请当中一些人今晚到白宫。

我们看到里卡斯钠博士(Dr. Tony Recasner)的美国特质,这位校长在卡特里娜飓风的废墟中开办一所新的特许学校。我们看到麦地那(Julio Medina)身上的美国特质,这位前囚犯带领一个以信仰为基础的项目,帮助囚犯重回社会。我们在上士麦达德(Staff Sergeant Aubrey McDade)身上的美国特质,他负责伊拉克的一次埋伏并拯救了三名同伴的海军陆战队队员。 我们在克里斯托夫(Bill Krissoff)这位来自加州的外科医生身上看到美国特质。他的儿子内森(Nathan)是一位海军陆战队队员,在伊拉克献出了生命。当我和克里斯托夫及其家人会面时,他带来了一些令人吃惊的新闻:他告诉我,他像加入海军医疗队以纪念他的儿子。这位好人60岁了——比年龄上限大了18岁。

但他的豁免申请得到了批准,而且在过去的一年里,他已经接受战地医学训练。克里斯夫少校今晚不能出席,因为他很快就要部署到伊拉克,在那里,他将帮忙拯救美国受伤的勇士,维护他已逝儿子的遗产。

从这些公民身上,我们看到了我们国家最美好的一面——弹性与希望,关怀与强大。这

些优点让我对美国怀着不可动摇的信念。我们曾面临危险与考验,前面还会有更多危险与考验。但凭着人民的勇气,以及我们对理想的信心,这个伟大的国家永不疲惫……永不动噎…永不失败。

担任你们的总统是我一生的荣幸。我们有过好日子也有过艰难日子。但每一天,我都因我们国家的伟大而受到鼓舞,都因我们民众的善良感到振奋。能够代表我们所爱的这个国家,这是我的福份。我将永远为一个比其他任何头衔更有意义的身份而感到荣幸:美利坚合众国公民。

最后,我的美国同胞们:晚安。愿上帝保佑白宫和我们的下一任总统。愿上帝保佑你们和我们了不起的国家。谢谢你们。

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First Inaugural Addreof Ronald Reagan

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1981

Senator Hatfield, Mr. Chief Justice, Mr. President, Vice President Bush, Vice

President Mondale, Senator Baker, Speaker O'Neill, Reverend Moomaw, and my fellow citizens: To a few of us here today, this is a solemn and most momentous occasion; and yet, in the history of our Nation, it is a commonplace occurrence. The orderly transfer of authority as called for in the Constitution routinely takes place as it has for almost two centuries and few of us stop to think how unique we really are. In the eyes of many in the world, this every-4-year ceremony we accept as normal is nothing lethan a miracle. Mr. President, I want our fellow citizens to know how much you did to carry on this tradition. By your gracious cooperation in the transition process, you have shown a watching world that we are a united people pledged to maintaining a political system which guarantees individual liberty to a greater degree than any other, and I thank you and your people for all your help in maintaining the continuity which is the bulwark of our Republic.

The busineof our nation goes forward. These United States are confronted with an economic affliction of great proportions. We suffer from the longest and one of the worst sustained inflations in our national history. It distorts our economic decisions, penalizes thrift, and crushes the struggling young and the fixed- income elderly alike. It threatens to shatter the lives of millions of our people.

Idle industries have cast workers into unemployment, causing human misery and personal indignity. Those who do work are denied a fair return for their labor by a tax system which penalizes successful achievement and keeps us from maintaining full productivity.

But great as our tax burden is, it has not kept pace with public spending. For decades, we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children's future for the temporary convenience of the present. To continue this long trend is to guarantee tremendous social, cultural, political, and economic upheavals.

You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we are not bound by that same limitation?

We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow. And let there be no

misunderstanding--we are going to begin to act, beginning today.

The economic ills we suffer have come upon us over several decades. They will not go away in days, weeks, or months, but they will go away. They will go away because we, as Americans, have the capacity now, as we have had in the past, to do whatever needs to be done to preserve this last and greatest bastion of freedom.

In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem.

From time to time, we have been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. But if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together,

in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price.

We hear much of special interest groups. Our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected. It knows no sectional boundaries or ethnic and racial divisions, and it crosses political party lines. It is made up of men and women who raise our food, patrol our streets, man our mines and our factories, teach our children, keep our homes, and heal us when we are sick--professionals, industrialists, shopkeepers, clerks, cabbies, and truckdrivers. They are, in short, "We the people," this breed called Americans.

Well, this administration's objective will be a healthy, vigorous, growing economy that provides equal opportunity for all Americans, with no barriers born of bigotry or

discrimination. Putting America back to work means putting all Americans back to work. Ending inflation means freeing all Americans from the terror of runaway living costs. All must share in the productive work of this "new beginning" and all must share in the bounty of a revived economy. With the idealism and fair play which are the core of our system and our strength, we can have a strong and prosperous America at peace with itself and the world.

So, as we begin, let us take inventory. We are a nation that has a government--not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our Government has no power except that granted it by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed.

It is my intention to curb the size and influence of the Federal establishment and to demand recognition of the distinction between the powers granted to the Federal Government and those reserved to the States or to the people. All of us need to be

reminded that the Federal Government did not create the States; the States created the Federal Government.

Now, so there will be no misunderstanding, it is not my intention to do away with government. It is, rather, to make it work-work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it.

If we look to the answer as to why, for so many years, we achieved so much,

prospered as no other people on Earth, it was because here, in this land, we unleashed the energy and individual genius of man to a greater extent than has ever been done before. Freedom and the dignity of the individual have been more available and assured here than in any other place on Earth. The price for this freedom at times has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay that price.

It is no coincidence that our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government. It is time for us to realize that we are too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams. We are not, as some would have us believe, loomed to an inevitable

decline. I do not believe in a fate that will all on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing. So, with all the creative energy at our command, let us begin an era of national renewal. Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength. And let us renew; our faith and our hope.

We have every right to dream heroic dreams. Those who say that we are in a time when there are no heroes just don't know where to look. You can see heroes every day going in and out of factory gates. Others, a handful in number, produce enough food to feed all of us and then the world beyond. You meet heroes acroa counter--and they are on both sides of that counter. There are entrepreneurs with faith in themselves and faith in an idea who create new jobs, new wealth and opportunity. They are individuals and

families whose taxes support the Government and whose voluntary gifts support church, charity, culture, art, and education. Their patriotism is quiet but deep. Their values sustain our national life.

I have used the words "they" and "their" in speaking of these heroes. I could say "you" and "your" because I am addressing the heroes of whom I speak--you, the citizens of this blessed land. Your dreams, your hopes, your goals are going to be the dreams, the hopes, and the goals of this administration, so help me God.

We shall reflect the compassion that is so much a part of your makeup. How can we love our country and not love our countrymen, and loving them, reach out a hand when they fall, heal them when they are sick, and provide opportunities to make them self- sufficient so they will be equal in fact and not just in theory?

Can we solve the problems confronting us? Well, the answer is an unequivocal and emphatic "yes." To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy. In the days ahead I will propose removing the roadblocks that have slowed our economy and reduced productivity. Steps will be taken aimed at restoring the balance between the various levels of government. Progremay be slow--measured in inches

and feet, not miles--but we will progress. Is it time to reawaken this industrial giant, to get government back within its means, and to lighten our punitive tax burden. And these will be our first priorities, and on these principles, there will be no compromise.

On the eve of our struggle for independence a man who might have been one of the greatest among the Founding Fathers, Dr. Joseph Warren, President of the

Massachusetts Congress, said to his fellow Americans, "Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of.... On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the

important questions upon which rests the happineand the liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves."

Well, I believe we, the Americans of today, are ready to act worthy of ourselves,

ready to do what must be done to ensure happineand liberty for ourselves, our children and our children's children.

And as we renew ourselves here in our own land, we will be seen as having greater strength throughout the world. We will again be the exemplar of freedom and a beacon of hope for those who do not now have freedom.

To those neighbors and allies who share our freedom, we will strengthen our historic ties and assure them of our support and firm commitment. We will match loyalty with loyalty. We will strive for mutually beneficial relations. We will not use our friendship to impose on their sovereignty, for or own sovereignty is not for sale.

As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it; we will not surrender for it--now or ever.

Our forbearance should never be misunderstood. Our reluctance for conflict should not be misjudged as a failure of will. When action is required to preserve our national

security, we will act. We will maintain sufficient strength to prevail if need be, knowing that if we do so we have the best chance of never having to use that strength.

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors. I am told that tens of thousands of prayer meetings are being held on this day, and for that I am deeply grateful. We are a nation under God, and I believe God intended for us to be free. It would be fitting and good, I think, if on each Inauguration Day in future years it should be declared a day of prayer.

This is the first time in history that this ceremony has been held, as you have been told, on this West Front of the Capitol. Standing here, one faces a magnificent vista,

opening up on this city's special beauty and history. At the end of this open mall are those shrines to the giants on whose shoulders we stand.

Directly in front of me, the monument to a monumental man: George Washington, Father of our country. A man of humility who came to greatnereluctantly. He led America out of revolutionary victory into infant nationhood. Off to one side, the stately memorial to Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration of Independence flames with his eloquence.

And then beyond the Reflecting Pool the dignified columns of the Lincoln Memorial. Whoever would understand in his heart the meaning of America will find it in the life of Abraham Lincoln.

Beyond those monuments to heroism is the Potomac River, and on the far shore the sloping hills of Arlington National Cemetery with its row on row of simple white markers bearing crosses or Stars of David. They add up to only a tiny fraction of the price that has been paid for our freedom.

Each one of those markers is a monument to the kinds of hero I spoke of earlier. Their lives ended in places called Belleau Wood, The Argonne, Omaha Beach, Salerno and halfway around the world on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Pork Chop Hill, the Chosin Reservoir, and in a hundred rice paddies and jungles of a place called Vietnam.

Under one such marker lies a young man--Martin Treptow--who left his job in a small town barber shop in 1917 to go to France with the famed Rainbow Division. There, on the western front, he was killed trying to carry a message between battalions under heavy artillery fire.

We are told that on his body was found a diary. On the flyleaf under the heading, "My Pledge," he had written these words: "America must win this war. Therefore, I will work, I will save, I will sacrifice, I will endure, I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depended on me alone."

The crisis we are facing today does not require of us the kind of sacrifice that Martin Treptow and so many thousands of others were called upon to make. It does require, however, our best effort, and our willingneto believe in ourselves and to believe in our

capacity to perform great deeds; to believe that together, with God's help, we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us.

And, after all, why shouldn't we believe that? We are Americans. God bleyou, and thank you.

里根第一任总统就职演说

罗纳德-里根第一次就职演说

第40任总统(1981年-1989年)

议员海特菲尔德先生、法官先生、总统先生、副总统布什、蒙代尔先生、议员贝克先生、发言人奥尼尔先生、尊敬的摩麦先生,以及广大支持我的美国同胞们:今天对于我们中间的一些人来说,是一个非常庄严隆重的时刻。当然,对于这个国家的历史来说,却是一件普通的事情。按照宪法要求,政府权利正在有序地移交,我们已经如此“例行公事”了两个世纪,很少有人觉得这有什么特别的。但在世界上更多人看来,这个我们已经习以为常的四年一次的仪式,却实在是一个奇迹。

总统先生,我希望我们的同胞们都能知道你为了这个传承而付出的努力。通过移交程序中的通力合作,你向观察者展示了这么一个事实:我们是发誓要团结起来维护这样一个政治体制的团体,这样的体制保证了我们能够得到比其他政体更为广泛的个人自由。同时我也要感谢你和你的伙伴们的帮助,因为你们坚持了这样的传承,而这恰恰是我们共和国的根基。 我们国家的事业在继续前进。合众国正面临巨大的经济困难。我们遭遇到我国历史上历时最长、最严重之一的通货膨胀,它扰乱着我们的经济决策,打击着节俭的风气,压迫着正在挣扎谋生的青年人和收入固定的中年人,威胁着要摧毁我国千百万人民的生计。

停滞的工业使工人失业、蒙受痛苦并失去了个人尊严。即使那些有工作的人,也因税收制度的缘故而得不到公正的劳动报酬,因为这种税收制度使我们无法在事业上取得成就,使我们无法保持充分的生产力。

尽管我们的纳税负担相当沉重,但还是跟不上公共开支的增长。数十年来,我们的赤字额屡屡上升,我们为图目前暂时的方便,把自己的前途和子孙的前途抵押出去了。这一趋势如果长此以往,必然引起社会、文化、政治和经济等方面的大动荡。

作为个人,你们和我可以靠借贷过一种人不敷出的生活,然而只能维持一段有限的时期,我们怎么可以认为,作为一个国家整体,我们就不应受到同样的约束呢?为了保住明天,我们今天就必须行动起来。大家都要明白无误地懂得--我们从今天起就要采取行动。

我们深受其害的经济弊病,几十年来一直袭击着我们。这些弊病不会在几天、几星期或几个月内消失,但它们终将消失。它们之所以终将消失,是因为我们作为现在的美国人,一如既往地有能力去完成需要完成的事情,以保存这个最后而又最伟大的自由堡垒。

在当前这场危机中,政府的管理不能解决我们面临的问题。政府的管理就是问题所在。 我们时常误以为,社会已经越来越复杂,已经不可能凭借自治方式加以管理,而一个由杰出人物组成的政府要比民享、民治、民有的政府高明。可是,假如我们之中谁也管理不了自己,那么,我们之中谁还能去管理他人呢。

我们大家--不论政府官员还是平民百姓--必须共同肩负起这个责任,我们谋求的解决办法必须是公平的,不要使任何一个群体付出较高的代价。

我们听到许多关于特殊利益集团的谈论,然而。我们必须关心一个被忽视了大久的特殊利益集团。这个集团没有区域之分,没有人种之分,没有民族之分,没有政党之分,这个集团由许许多多的男人与女人组成,他们生产粮食,巡逻街头,管理厂矿,教育儿童,照料家

务和治疗疾玻他们是专业人员、实业家、店主、职员、出租汽车司机和货车驾驶员,总而言之,他们就是"我们人民"--这个称之为美国人的民族。

本届政府的日标是必须建立一种健全的、生气勃勃的和不断发展的经济,为全体美国人民提供一种不因偏执或歧视而造成障碍的均等机会,让美国重新工作起来,意味着让全体美国人重新工作起来。制止通货膨胀,意味着让全体美国人从失控的生活费用所造成的恐惧中解脱出来。人人都应分担"新开端"的富有成效的工作,人人都应分享经济复苏的硕果。我国制度和力量的核心是理想主义和公正态度,有了这些,我们就能建立起强大、繁荣、国内稳定并同全世界和平相处的美国。

因此,在我们开始之际,让我们看看实际情况。我们是一个拥有政府的国家--而不是一个拥有国家的政府。这一点使我们在世界合国中独树一帜,我们的政府除了人民授予的权力,没有任何别的权力。目前,政府权力的膨胀已显示出超过被统治者同意的迹象,制止并扭转这种状况的时候到了。

我打算压缩联邦机构的规模和权力,并要求大家承认联邦政府被授予的权力同各州或人民保留的权利这两者之间的区别。我们大家都需要提醒:不是联邦政府创立了各州,而是各州创立了联邦政府。因此,请不要误会,我的意思不是要取消政府,而是要它发挥作用--同我们一起合作,而不是凌驾于我们之上;同我们并肩而立,而不是骑在我们的背上。政府能够而且必须提供机会,而不是扼杀机会,它能够而且必须促进生产力,而不是抑制生产力。 如果我们要探究这么多年来我们为什么能取得这么大成就,并获得了世界上任何一个民族未曾获得的繁荣昌盛,其原因是在这片土地上,我们使人类的能力和个人的才智得到了前所未有的发挥。在这里,个人所享有并得以确保的自由和尊严超过了世界上任何其他地方。为这种自由所付出的代价有时相当高昂,但我们从来没有不愿意付出这代价。

我们目前的困难,与政府机构因为不必要的过度膨胀而干预、侵扰我们的生活同步增加,这决不是偶然的巧合。我们是一个泱泱大国,不能自囿于小小的梦想,现在正是认识到这一点的时候。我们并非注定走向衰落,尽管有些人想让我们相信这一点。我不相信,无论我们做些什么,我们都将命该如此,但我相信,如果我们什么也不做,我们将的确命该如此。 为此,让我们以掌握的一切创造力来开创一个国家复兴的时代吧。让我们重新拿出决心、勇气和力量,让我们重新建立起我们的信念和希望吧。我们完全有权去做英雄梦。

有人告诉我们在他的身上发现一本日记。扉页上写着这样的标题:“我的誓言”。他写下了这样的话语:“美国必须赢得这场战争。为此,我会奋斗,我会拯救,我会牺牲,我会忍受,我会并将尽我最大的努力英勇奋战,就好比所有的战争问题都将由我一个人来肩负。”

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