The following is King Davis’s rendition of the 2016 State of the Union Address by 44th U.S. President Barack Obama on January 12, 2016 and reconstructed by King Davis on January 16, 2016 . . .
r. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:
Tonight marks the eighth year that I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it shorter. I know some of you are antsy to get back to Iowa.
(I’ve been there. I’ll be shaking hands afterwards if you want some tips.)
Now, I understand that because it’s an election season, expectations for what we will achieve this year are low. But Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the constructive approach that you and other leaders took at the end of last year to pass a budget and make tax cuts permanent for working families. So I hope we can work together this year on some bipartisan priorities — like criminal justice reform, and helping — and helping people who are battling prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse. So, who knows, we might just surprise the cynics again.
But tonight, I want to go easy on the traditional list of proposals for the year ahead. Don’t worry, I’ve got plenty — from helping students learn to write computer code to personalizing medical treatments for patients. And I will keep pushing for progress on the work that I believe still needs to be done: fixing a broken immigration system; protecting our kids from gun violence; equal pay for equal work; paid leave; raising the minimum wage. All these things — All these things still matter to hardworking families. They’re still the right thing to do, and I won’t let up until they get done.
But for my final address to this chamber, I don’t want to just talk about next year. I want to focus on the next five years, the next ten years, and beyond. I want to focus on our future. We live in a time of extraordinary change — change that’s reshaping the way we live, the way we work, our planet, our place in the world. It’s change that promises amazing medical breakthroughs, but also economic disruptions that strain working families. It promises education for girls in the most remote villages but also connects terrorists plotting an ocean away. It’s change that can broaden opportunity or widen inequality. And whether we like it or not, the pace of this change will only accelerate.
America’s been through big changes before — wars and depression, the influx of new immigrants, workers fighting for a fair deal, movements to expand civil rights. Each time, there have been those who told us to fear the future, who claimed we could slam the brakes on change, who promised to restore past glory if we just got some group or idea that was threatening America under control. And each time we overcame those fears. We did not, in the words of Lincoln, adhere to “the dogmas of the quiet past.”1
Instead we thought anew and acted anew. We made change work for us, always extending America’s promise outward — to the next frontier, to more people. And because we did, because we saw opportunity where there — where others others saw peril, we emerged stronger and better than before. What was true then can be true now. Our unique strengths as a nation, our optimism and work ethic, our spirit of discovery, our diversity, our commitment to rule of law — these things give us everything we need to ensure prosperity and security for generations to come.
In fact, it’s in that spirit that we have made the progress these past seven years. That’s how we recovered from the worst economic crisis in generations. That’s how we reformed our health care system and reinvented our energy sector. That’s how — That’s how we — That’s how we delivered more care and benefits to our troops coming home and our veterans. That’s how we — That’s — That’s how we secured the freedom in every state to marry the person we love.
But — But such progress is not inevitable. It’s the result of choices we make together. And we face such choices right now. Will we respond to the changes of our time with fear — turning inward as a nation, turning against each other as a people? Or will we face the future with confidence in who we are, in what we stand for, and the incredible things that we can do together?
So let’s talk about the future, and four big questions that I believe we as a country have to answer, regardless of who the next President is, or who controls the next Congress. First, how do we give everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security in this new economy? Second, how do we make technology work for us and not against us, especially when it comes to solving urgent challenges like climate change? Third, how do we keep America safe and lead the world without becoming its policeman? And finally, how can we make our politics reflect what’s best in us, and not what’s worst?
Let me start with the economy and a basic fact: The United States of America, right now, has the strongest, most durable economy in the world. We’re in the middle of the longest streak of private-sector job creation in history — more than 14 million new jobs, the strongest two years of job growth since the 1990s, an unemployment rate cut in half. Our auto industry just had its best year ever. That’s just part of a manufacturing surge that’s created nearly 900,000 new jobs in the past six years. And we’ve done all this while cutting our deficits by almost three-quarters.
Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction.
Now — What is true, and the reason that a lot of Americans feel anxious, is that the economy has been changing in profound ways — changes that started long before the Great Recession hit, changes that have not let up. Today, technology doesn’t just replace jobs on the assembly line, but any job where work can be automated. Companies in a global economy can locate anywhere and they face tougher competition. As a result, workers have less leverage for a raise. Companies have less loyalty to their communities. And more and more wealth and income is concentrated at the very top.
All these trends have squeezed workers — even when they have jobs, even when the economy is growing. It’s made it harder for a hardworking family to pull itself out of poverty, harder for young people to start their careers, tougher for workers to retire when they want to. And although none of these trends are [sic] unique to America, they do offend our uniquely American belief that everybody who works hard should get a fair shot.
For the past seven years, our goal has been a growing economy that also works better for everybody. We’ve made progress, but we need to make more. And despite all the political arguments that we’ve had these past few years, there are actually some areas where Americans broadly agree. We agree that real opportunity requires every American to get the education and training they need to land a good-paying job. The bipartisan reform of No Child Left Behind was an important start. And together we’ve increased early childhood education, lifted high school graduation rates to new highs, boosted graduates in fields like engineering.
In the coming years, we should build on that progress, by providing Pre-K for all and offering every student — offering every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one. We should recruit and support more great teachers for our kids.
And — And we have to make college affordable for every American. No hardworking student should be stuck in the red. We’ve already reduced student loan payments by — to 10 percent of a borrower’s income, and that’s good. But now we’ve actually got to cut the cost of college. Providing two years of community college at no cost for every responsible student is one of the best ways to do that, and I’m going to keep fighting to get that started this year. It’s the right thing to do.
But a great education isn’t all we need in this new economy. We also need benefits and protections that provide a basic measure of security. It’s not too much of a stretch to say that some of the only people in America who are going to work the same job in the same place with a health and a retirement package for 30 years are sitting in this chamber. For everyone else, especially folks in their 40s and 50s, saving for retirement or bouncing back from job loss has gotten a lot tougher. Americans understand that at some point in their careers, in this new economy, they may have to retool; they may have to retrain; but they shouldn’t loose what they’ve already worked so hard to build in the process.
That’s why Social Security and Medicare are more important than ever. We shouldn’t weaken them, we should strengthen them. And for Americans short of retirement, basic benefits should be just as mobile as everything else is today. That, by the way, is what the Affordable Care Act is all about. It’s about filling the gaps in employer-based care so that when you lose a job, or you go back to school, or you strike out and launch that new business you’ll still have coverage. Nearly 18 million people have gained coverage so far, and in the process — in the process health care inflation has slowed, our businesses have created jobs every single month since it became law.
Now, I’m guessing we won’t agree on health care anytime soon. But — (a little applause right there; just a guess) — But there should be other ways parties can work together improve economic security. Say a hardworking American loses his job, we shouldn’t just make sure that he can get unemployment insurance. We should make sure that program encourages him to retrain for a business that’s ready to hire him. If that new job doesn’t pay as much, there should be a system of wage insurance in place so that he can still pay his bills. And even if he’s going from job to job, he should still be able to save for retirement and take his savings with him. That’s the way we make the new economy work better for everybody.
I also know Speaker Ryan has talked about his interest in tackling poverty. America is about giving everybody willing to work a chance, a hand up, and I’d welcome a serious discussion about strategies we can all support — like expanding tax cuts for low-income workers who don’t have children.
But there are some areas where we just have to be honest: It has been more difficult to find agreement over the last seven years, and a lot of them fall under the category of what role the government should play in making sure the system’s not rigged in favor of the wealthiest and biggest corporations. And it’s an honest disagreement. And the American people have a choice to make. I believe a thriving private sector is the lifeblood of our economy. I think there are outdated regulations that need to be changed. There is red tape that needs to be cut.
(There you go. Yeah. See?)
But after years now of record corporate profits, working families won’t get more opportunity or bigger paychecks just by letting big banks or big oil or hedge funds make their own rules at everybody else’s expense. The middle — Middle-class families are not going to feel more secure because we allowed attacks on collect — collective bargaining to go unanswered. Food Stamp recipients did not cause the financial crisis — recklessness on Wall Street did. Immigrants aren’t the principal reason wages haven’t gone up. Those decisions are made in the boardrooms that all too often put quarterly earnings over long-term returns. It’s sure not the average family watching tonight that avoids paying taxes through offshore accounts.
The point is, I believe, that in this new economy, workers and start-ups and small businesses need more of a voice, not less. The rules should work for them. And I’m not alone in this. This year, I plan to lift up the many businesses who’ve figured out that doing right by their workers or their customers or their communities ends up being good for their shareholders. And I want to spread those best practices across America. That’s part of a brighter future. In fact, it turns out many of our best corporate citizens are also our most creative.
And this brings me to the second big question we as a country have to answer: How do we reignite that spirit of innovation to meet our biggest challenges?
Sixty years ago, when the Russians beat us into space, we didn’t deny Sputnik was up there. We didn’t argue about the science or shrink our research and development budget. We built a space program almost overnight, and twelve years later we were walking on the moon. Now, that spirit of discovery is in our DNA. America is Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers and George Washington Carver. America is Grace Hopper and Katherine Johnson and Sally Ride. America is every immigrant and entrepreneur from Boston to Austin to Silicon Valley racing to shape a better future.
That’s who we are. And over the past seven years, we’ve nurtured that spirit. We’ve protected an open Internet, and taken bold new steps to get more students and low-income Americans online. We’ve launched next-generation manufacturing hubs and online tools that give an entrepreneur everything he or she needs to start a business in a single day. But we can do so much more.
You know, last year Vice President Biden said that, with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer. Last month, he worked with this Congress to give scientists at the National Institutes of Health the strongest resources that they’ve had in over a decade. Well, so — so tonight, I’m announcing a new national effort to get it done. And because he’s gone to the mat for all of us on so many issues over the past 40 years, I’m putting Joe in charge of mission control. For the loved ones we’ve all lost, for the families that we can still save, let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all.
(What do you think, Joe? Let’s make it happen.)
And medical research is critical. We need the same level of commitment when it comes to developing clean energy sources. Look, if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change, have at it. You will be pretty lonely because you’ll be debating our military2, most of America’s business leaders, the majority of the American people, almost the entire scientific community,3 and 200 nations around the world who agree it’s a problem and intend to solve it.
But — But even if — even if the planet wasn’t at stake, even if 2014 wasn’t the warmest year on record until 2015 turned out to be even hotter — why would we want to pass up the chance for American businesses to produce and sell the energy of the future?
Listen, seven years ago, we made the single biggest investment in clean energy in our history. Here are the results: In fields from Iowa to Texas wind power is now cheaper than dirtier, conventional power. On rooftops from Arizona to New York solar is saving Americans tens of millions of dollars a year on their energy bills and employs more Americans than coal, in jobs that pay better than average.
We’re taking steps to give homeowners the freedom to generate and store their own energy — something, by the way, that environmentalists and Tea Partiers have teamed up to support. And meanwhile, we’ve cut our imports of foreign oil by nearly 60 percent and cut carbon pollution more than any other country on Earth. Gas under two bucks a gallon ain’t bad either.
Now we’ve got to accelerate the transition away from old, dirtier energy sources. Rather than subsidize the past, we should invest in the future, especially in communities that rely on fossil fuels. We do them no favor when we don’t show them where the trends are going. And that’s why I’m going to push to change the way we manage our oil and coal resources so that they better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers and our planet. And that way we put money back into those communities and put tens of thousands of Americans to work building a 21st century transportation system.
Now, none of this is going to happen overnight. And yes, there are plenty of entrenched interests who want to protect the status quo. But the jobs we’ll create, the money we’ll save, the planet we’ll preserve — that is the kind of future our kids and our grandkids deserve; and it’s within our grasp.
Now, climate change is just one of many issues where our security is linked to the rest of the world, and that’s why the third big question that we have to answer together is how to keep America safe and strong without either isolating ourselves or trying to nation-build everywhere there’s a problem.
I told you earlier all the talk of America’s economic decline is political hot air. Well so is all the rhetoric you hear about our enemies getting stronger and America getting weaker. Let me — Let me tell you something: The United States of America is the most powerful nation on Earth — period. Period. It’s not even close. It’s not even close. It’s not even close. We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined. Our troops are the finest fighting force in the history of the world. No nation attacks us directly or our allies because they know that’s the path to ruin. Surveys show our standing around the world is higher than when I was elected to this office. And when it comes to every important international issue, people of the world do not look to Beijing or Moscow to lead. They call us.
So it’s useful to level set here because when we don’t we don’t make good decisions. Now, as someone who begins every day with an intelligence briefing, I know this is a dangerous time. But that’s not primarily because of some looming superpower out there, and it’s certainly not because of diminished American strength.
In today’s world, we’re threatened less by evil empires and more by failing states. The Middle East is going through a transformation that will play out for a generation, rooted in conflicts that date back millennia. Economic headwinds are blowing in from a Chinese economy that is in significant transition. Even as their economy severely contracts, Russia is pouring resources in to prop up Ukraine and Syria — client states that they saw slipping away from their orbit. And the international system we built after World War II is now struggling to keep pace with this new reality.
It’s up to us, the United States of America, to help remake that system; and to do that well it means that we’ve got to set priorities. Priority number one is protecting the American people and going after terrorist networks. Both Al Qaida and now ISIL pose a direct threat to our people, because in today’s world even a handful of terrorists who place no value on human life, including their own, can do a lot of damage. They use the Internet to poison the minds of individuals inside our country. Their actions undermine and destabilize our allies. We have to take them out.
But as we focus on destroying ISIL, over-the-top claims that this is World War III just play into their hands. Masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks, twisted souls plotting in apartments or garages — they pose an enormous danger to civilians. They have to be stopped. But they do not threaten our national existence. That — That is the story ISIL wants to tell. That’s the kind of propaganda they use to recruit. We don’t need to build them up to show that we’re serious; and we sure don’t need to push away vital allies in this fight by echoing the lie that ISIL is somehow representative of one of the world’s largest religions. We just need to call them what they are: killers and fanatics who have to be rooted out, hunted down, and destroyed.
And that’s exactly what we’re doing. For more than a year, America has led a coalition of more than 60 countries to cut off ISIL’s financing, disrupt their plots, stop the flow of terrorist fighters, and stamp out their vicious ideology. With nearly 10,000 air strikes, we’re taking out their leadership, their oil, their training camps, their vicious ideology. With nearly 10,000 air strikes, we’re taking out their leadership, their oil, their training camps, their weapons. We’re training, arming and supporting forces who are steadily reclaiming territory in Iraq and Syria.
If this Congress is serious about winning this war and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, authorize the use of military force against ISIL. Take a vote. Take a vote. But the American people should know that, with or without Congressional action, ISIL will learn the same lessons as terrorists before them. If you doubt America’s commitment — or mine — to see that justice is done, just ask Osama bin Laden. Ask — Ask the leader of Al Qaida in Yemen, who was taken out last year, or the perpetrator of the Benghazi attacks, who sits in a prison cell. When you come after Americans, we go after you. And it may take time, but we have long memories, and our reach has no limits.
Our foreign policy has to be focused on the threat from ISIL and Al Qaida, but it can’t stop there. For even without ISIL, even without Al Qaida, instability will continue for decades in many parts of the world — in the Middle East, in Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan, in parts of Central America and Africa and Asia. Some of these places may become safe havens for new terrorist networks. Others will just fall victim to ethnic conflict or famine, feeding the next wave of refugees. The world will look to us to help solve these problems and our answer needs to be more than tough talk or calls to carpet-bomb civilians. That may work as a TV sound bite but it doesn’t pass muster on the world stage.
We also can’t try to take over and rebuild every country that falls into crisis — even if it’s done with the best of intentions. That’s not leadership; that’s a recipe for quagmire, spilling American blood and treasure that ultimately will weaken us. It’s the lesson of Vietnam. It’s the lesson of Iraq — and we should have learned it by now.
Now, fortunately there is a smarter approach — a patient and disciplined strategy that uses every element of our national power. It says America will always act, alone if necessary, to protect our people and our allies; but on issues of global concern, we will mobilize the world to work with us — and make sure other countries pull their own weight. That’s our approach to conflicts like Syria, where we’re partnering with local forces and leading international efforts to help that broken society pursue a lasting peace.
That’s why we built a global coalition, with sanctions and principled diplomacy, to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran; and as we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the world has avoided another war.
That’s how — That’s how we stopped the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Our military, our doctors, our development workers — they were heroic. They set up the platform that then allowed other countries to join in behind us and stamp out that epidemic. Hundreds of thousands — maybe [a] couple million — lives were saved.
That’s how we forged a Trans-Pacific Partnership to open markets, and protect workers and the environment, and advance American leadership in Asia. It cuts 18,000 taxes on products made in America, which will then support more good jobs here in America. With TPP, China does not set the rules in that region — we do. You want to show our strength in this new century? Approve this agreement. Give us the tools to enforce it. It’s the right thing to do.
Let me give you another example: Fifty years of isolating Cuba had failed to promote democracy. It set us back in Latin America. That’s why we restored diplomatic relations, opened the door to travel and commerce, positioned ourselves to improve the lives of the Cuban people. So if you want to consolidate our leadership and credibility in the hemisphere, recognize that the Cold War is over. Lift the embargo.
The — The point is American leadership in the 21st century is not a choice between ignoring the rest of the world, except when we kill terrorists, or, occupying and rebuilding whatever society is unraveling. Leadership means a wise application of military power and rallying the world behind causes that are right. It means seeing our foreign assistance as a part of our national security — not something separate, not charity. When we lead nearly 200 nations to the most ambitious agreement in history to fight climate change, yes, that helps vulnerable countries, but it also protects our kids. When we help Ukraine defend its democracy, or Colombia resolve a decades-long war, that strengthens the international order we depend on. When we help African countries feed their people and care for the sick, it’s the right thing to do, and it prevents the next pandemic from reaching our shores.
You know, right now we’re on track to end the scourge of HIV/AIDS — that’s within our grasp. And we have the chance to accomplish the same thing with malaria — something I’ll be pushing this Congress to fund this year. That’s American strength. That’s American leadership. And that kind of leadership depends on the power of our example. That’s why I will keep working to shut down the prison at Guantanamo. It it expensive; it is unnecessary; and it only serves as a recruitment brochure for our enemies. There’s a better way.
And that’s why we need to reject any politics, any politics that targets people because of race or religion. Alright, let me just say this: This is not a matter of political correctness. This is a matter of understanding just what it is that makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith.
His Holiness, Pope Francis, told this body from the very spot that I’m standing on tonight — that “to imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place.” When politicians insult Muslims, whether abroad, or fellow citizens; when a mosque is vandalized, or a kid is called names, that doesn’t make us safer. That’s not telling it what — telling it like it is: It’s just wrong. It diminishes us in the eyes of the world. It makes it harder to achieve our goals. It betrays who we are as a country.
“We the People”: Our Constitution begins with those three simple words — words we’ve come to recognize mean all the people, not just some; words that insist we rise and fall together; that that’s how we might perfect our union.
And that brings me to the fourth, and maybe most important thing, that I want to say tonight. The future we want, all of us want — opportunity and security for our families, a rising standard of living, a sustainable, peaceful planet for our kids — all that is within our reach. But it will only happen if we work together. It will only happen if we can have rational, constructive debates. It will only happen if we fix our politics.
A better politics doesn’t mean we have to agree on everything. This is a big country — different regions, different attitudes, different interests. That’s one of our strengths, too. Our Founders distributed power between states and branches of government, and expected us to argue, just as they did, fiercely, over the size and shape of government, over commerce and foreign relations, over the meaning of liberty and the imperatives of security.
But democracy does require basic bonds of trust between its citizens. It doesn’t — It doesn’t work if we think the people who disagree with us are all motivated by malice. It doesn’t work if we think that our political opponents are unpatriotic or trying to weaken America. Democracy grinds to a halt without a willingness to compromise, or when even basic facts are contested, or when we listen only to those who agree with us. Our public life withers when only the most extreme voices get all the attention. And most of all, democracy breaks down when the average person feels their voice doesn’t matter — that the system is rigged in favor of the rich or the powerful or some special interest.
Too many Americans feel that way right now. It’s one of the few regrets of my presidency — that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better. I have no doubt a — a President with the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt might have better bridged the divide. And I guarantee I’ll keep trying to be better so long as I hold this office.
But my fellow Americans, this cannot be my task — or any President’s — alone. There are a whole lot of folks in this chamber — good people — who — who would like to see more cooperation, would like to see a more elevated debate in Washington but feel trapped by the imperatives of getting elected, by the noise coming out of your base. I know — you’ve told me. It’s the worst-kept secret in Washington. And a lot of you aren’t enjoying being trapped in that kind of rancor.
But that means if we want a better politics — and I’m addressing the American people now — if we want a better politics, it’s not enough just to change a congressman or change a senator or even change a President. We have to change the system to reflect our better selves.
I think we’ve got to end the practice of drawing our congressional districts so that politicians can pick their voters and not the other way around.4 Let a bipartisan group do it. I believe we’ve got to reduce the influence of money in our politics, so that a handful of families or hidden interests can’t bankroll our elections. And if our existing approach to campaign finance reform can’t pass muster in the courts, we need to work together to find a real solution, because it’s a problem. And most of you don’t like raising money. I know. I’ve done it. We’ve got to make it easier to vote, not harder. We need to modernize it for the way we live now.
This is America! We want to make it easier for people to participate. And over the course of this year, I intend to travel the country to push for reforms that do just that. But I can’t do these things on my own. Changes in our political process — in not just who gets elected, but how they get elected — that will only happen when the American people demand it. It depends on you. That’s what’s meant by a government of, by, and for the people.
What I’m suggesting is hard. It’s a — a lot easier to be cynical, to accept that change is not possible, and politics is hopeless, and the problem is, all the folks who are elected don’t care, and to believe that our voices and our actions don’t matter. But if we give up now, then we forsake a better future. Those with money and power will gain greater control over the decisions that could send a young soldier to war, or allow another economic disaster, or roll back the equal rights and voting rights that generations of Americans have fought, even died, to secure.
And then, as frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into our respective tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don’t look like us, or pray like us, or vote like we do, or share the same background. We can’t afford to go down that path. It won’t deliver the economy we want. It will not produce the security we want. But most of all, it contradicts everything that makes us the envy of the world.
So my fellow Americans, whatever you may believe, whether you prefer one party or no party, whether you supported my agenda or fought as hard as you could against it, our collective futures depends on your willingness to uphold your duties as a citizen — to vote, to speak out, to stand up for others, especially the weak, especially the vulnerable, knowing that each of us is only here because somebody somewhere stood up for us.
We need every American to stay active in our public life, and not just during election time, so that our public life reflects the goodness and the decency that I see in the American people every single day. It is not easy. Our brand of democracy is hard.5 But I can promise that, a little over a year from now, when I no longer hold this office, I will be right there with you as a citizen — inspired by those voices of fairness and vision, of grit and good humor and kindness, that have helped America travel so far; voices that help us see ourselves not first and foremost as black or white or Asian or Latino; not as gay or straight, immigrant or native born; not Democrat or Republican; but as Americans first, bound by a common creed; voices Dr. King believed would have the final word — voices of unarmed truth and unconditional love.
And they’re out there, those voices. They don’t get a lot of attention. They don’t seek a lot of fanfare. But they’re busy doing the work this country needs doing. I see them everywhere I travel in this incredible country of ours. I see you, the American people. And in your daily acts of citizenship, I see our future unfolding.
I see it in the worker on the assembly line who clocked extra shifts to keep his company open, and the boss who pays him higher wages instead of laying him off.
I see it in the Dreamer who stays up late at night to finish her science project, and the teacher who comes in early, maybe with some extra supplies that she bought, because she knows that that young girl might someday cure a disease.
I see it in the American who’s served his time, made bad mistakes as a child, but now is dreaming of starting over. And I see it in the business owner who gives him that second chance; the protester determined to prove that justice matters; and the young cop walking the beat, treating everybody with respect, doing the brave, quiet work of keeping us safe.
I see it in the soldier who gives almost everything to save his brothers, the nurse who tends to him until he can run a marathon, the community that lines up to cheer him on.
It’s the son who finds the courage to come out as who he is, and the father whose love for that son overrides everything he’s been taught.
I see it in the elderly woman who will wait in line to cast her vote as long as she has to; the new citizen who casts his vote for the first time; the volunteers at the polls who believe every vote should count, because each of them, in different ways, know how much that precious right is worth.
That’s the America I know. That’s the country we love — clear-eyed, big-hearted, undaunted by challenge, optimistic that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
That’s what makes me so hopeful about our future.
I believe in change because I believe in you, the American people.
And that’s why I stand here, as confident as I have ever been, that the state of our Union is strong.
Thank you. God bless you. God bless the United States of America.
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Members of the House and Senate, My Fellow “Melting Pot Memories” who said America will be great and meant it . . . Tonight’s the State of the Union Address and if you’re up for it, then I’m down for it and all up in it to win it! . . .
Here we go, let’s get’em and green light go – get on with the show and go with the flow to get it done and say what Nike’s Bo may not know . . . Here we go, let’s get’em and green light go – sprout and spring on them like dropping science is what we had to sow even though against the grain is how we may have to grow . . . Here we go, let’s get’em and green light go – style for a while to meet America at it’s point of need from this podium and platform down to any profile that’s low as Champions deliver the good, bad, and ugly like the post office during rain, sleet, and snow . . . Here we go, let’s get-em and green light go!
Never really had a cause to press pause because we were always ready to play . . . From this State of the Union Address to the White House’s address and all the way back to that first Inaugural Day . . . umm-umm, that’s right! (Fact not Fiction) . . . With a game face on . . . With a jump shot on . . . With the Oval Office open and on until we read and wrote what was proposed and did and said what a statesman was supposed . . . umm-umm, that’s right! (Fact not Fiction) . . . To always stand and say . . . To sing and see the shady and shadows of evil across the sea or the black and white and the in-between gray . . . umm-umm, that’s right! (Fact not Fiction) . . .
So, hold on, it’s going to be furious and fast as we spend a little time speeding up to the present from the past . . . It’s been 8 years yall and the State of the Union is still standing strong without a fall . . . And for those still on the watch, like a hawkeye, to see the invisible . . . To touch the intangible . . . To accomplish the impossible . . . To beat the invincible . . . Plain and simple, for some of you to be voted into the Oval Office – It may take more than a miracle! . . . umm-umm, that’s right! (Fact not Fiction) . . .
“We can check the list and check it twice to see if we’ve all been naughty or nice . . . Check one, check one! . . . Our leaders looked out for the working Ma and Pa and saw life improve for junior, miss, and their little fury creatures that claw – A real deal with a warm and fuzzy feel! . . .” – King Davis on U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
Anyway, what Americans want for Christmas this year is a legacy of progression, as well as the expected in a “history-defining” primary and general election – so no matter the expectation or what may come our way (All and all, we’ll still be a-okay) . . . Like “Clint” said: You don’t want to “make that day” and have a bad day . . . Or worst, you don’t want to stand in America’s way (All and all, we’ll still be a-okay) . . .
We can check the list and check it twice to see if we’ve all been naughty or nice . . . Check one, check one! . . . Our leaders looked out for the working Ma and Pa and saw life improve for junior, miss, and their little fury creatures that claw – A real deal with a warm and fuzzy feel! . . . Check two, check two! . . . Our leaders decided to pass more than gas and passed a balanced budget that blew all the way through and remains to be true in the mandatory trimming of those taxes that have grew – Another real deal with a warm and fuzzy feel! . . . So, we’ve come far and, yet, have far to go to get along to calm a thunderstorm in criminal justice reform – Scripted and coming soon to play out and remove all doubt! . . . And we’ve come far and, yet, have far to go to stop fighting like the Karate Kid against Mr. Lee (Bruce) and share a truce to write a prescription for an intervention that’ll forestall drug abuse – Scripted and coming soon to play out without a doubt! . . . Now and in the future, let’s grow our wow-factor . . . Now and in the future, let’s pull together like a trailer and tractor that’s carrying a drug’s debilitating-distractor . . .
Tonight and tomorrow, let’s focus on the future as if it should be a forever-endeavor to . . . Develop the scholar who used to hoop and hollar when discipline and self-respect grabbed them by the collar or compelled them to learn computer code for an extra dollar . . . Tonight and tomorrow, let’s focus on the future as if it should be a forever-endeavor to . . . Personalize paths that are more appealing for a greater healing based upon a doctor’s diagnosis that’s more revealing . . . Tonight and tomorrow, let’s focus on the future as if it should be a forever-endeavor to . . . Cultivate our nation’s bridges and borders for them with hopes, dreams, and quality of life “disorders” . . . Tonight and tomorrow, let’s focus on the future as if it should be a forever-endeavor to . . . Unload the gun and safety the trigger so that bright minds can grow bolder and bigger . . . Tonight and tomorrow, let’s focus on the future as if it should be a forever-endeavor to . . . Extend equality among the work and wage that’s captivating enough to unlock every corporate cage which seeks to trap the sick and the sage . . . Let’s confess that Americans deserve no less than our push and press beyond any mediocre mess until genders can proudly say that they finally share equal pay . . . Let’s confess that Americans deserve our tug and pull until life’s future is fair and full for the next ten years, next twenty years, and for generations to shed their fears and tears . . .
“Yet, we continued to remain calm and carry on because America will still be bold, beautiful, and the best when it’s all said and done – the “pinnacle of precision” enlightened by the words of Lincoln and Lady Liberty’s torch that’s touched by the Sun . . .” – King Davis on U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
The focus is now and the future is here at the point and the place where we’re suppose to propose political parades for our American peer . . . We’re on it . . . We’ve got it . . . And we can never-ever doubt it . . . If not us, then who – Who will come forward with the next medical breakthrough? . . . If not now, then when – When will we prepare to ebb and flow any which way that the economy may decide to decline or grow? . . . If not because, then why – Why shall we continue to deny or hesitate to try to embrace change that’ll influence every American gal and guy? . . . The focus is now and the future is here at the point and the place where we’re suppose to propose political parades for our American peer . . . We’re on it . . . We’ve got it . . . And we can never-ever doubt it . . . There’s a change that continues to come and cause us to consistently debate what we’re willing to cultivate in school situations scaled-up for someone small and great . . . There’s a change that continues to alert our awareness about a threat to our happiness and the adversary who’ll advocate for a disparity between good and greater values within humanity . . . There’s a change that will allow us an opportunity to shift and balance any inequality, as it’ll expedite the emergence of a pending emergency . . . The focus is now and the future is here at the point and the place where we’re suppose to propose political parades for our American peer . . . We’re on it . . . We’ve got it . . . And we can never-ever doubt it . . . We’re no stranger to imminent danger, as we’ve experienced all types of change – some were a little familiar and some were scary and strange . . . Yet, we continued to do our best and place an “all or nothing-winning bet” for America to dodge depressions despite recessions and duck a devastating defeat that we’ve never met . . . Yet, we continued to hug the wall-climber, tourist, and immigrant with a fading reality, microwavable oatmeal (instant), and in search of available resources that were inaccessible like a pot of gold or a “Midas touch” that’s distant – Their only desire was to hold the American Dream that they bought because we sold . . . Yet, we continued to ask for an equal employment policy review so that we could share the purpose, plan, and preview of an ongoing civil rights movement that motivates us with a clue that’ll show us the way through . . . Yet, we continued to remain calm and carry on because America will still be bold, beautiful, and the best when it’s all said and done – the “pinnacle of precision” enlightened by the words of Lincoln and Lady Liberty’s torch that’s touched by the Sun . . . Let it be known that we refuse to criticize or condemn every image and likeness of them who may challenge Americans within and outside America’s border that we discover . . . Just in case, we’ll walk gently and wave a “big stick,” but why go full throttle when we have friends of friends who’ll help us “flick” a “terrorizing-tick” – Just a thought . . . Just in case, we’ll prepare for the worst-case and hope for the best-case, but why act like the old to obtain the new when we still seek any scenario that’ll consider our constitutional base – Just a thought . . . Nevertheless, if anyone will still question our resolve and any methodologies that we’re unafraid to mention or our nation’s strength-dimension, then stop just talking about it and be like America and just be about it . . . We’re bigger, stronger, and better with a broader base for the weaker – the world’s most, many, and few still wandering and wanting something true (You know, like the American spirit within you) . . . So, the focus is still now and the future is still here at the point and the place where we’re suppose to propose political parades for our American peer . . . We’re still on it . . . We’ve still got it . . . And we still can never-ever doubt it . . . Our positive disposition prevents attrition and helps us with our recruitment and the retention of them responsible for America’s evolving innovation . . . Of course, the faithful American spirit is still a driving force behind multiple commas in accounts or fancy things like BMWs, Bentleys, and the rolling Royce . . . Our secret formula is compiled of ingredients like cooperative spirits that are still distinct in the way that they work and think . . . Our existence has relied heavily upon our prevailing persistence to achieve a seven year progress that has failed to decline or digress . . As we reconsidered the turbulent economy that was reluctant to accept a recovery . . . As we reconsidered the health system that struggled to prescribe a pill for the patient who has been advised to wait patiently for care or buy a casket and prepare a will . . . As we reconsidered the redefined energy sector with the power to be an empowering plug for the suburban street, side lamp or shack, and school house where students seek knowledge to supplement the experiential-wisdom that they lack . . . As we reconsidered the wounded and war-weary whose health has seen a lot better days than some that were dreary . . . As we reconsidered the “lost in love” who, like liberty, longed to be longed for and walk with a significant one through their chosen door . . .
One head up! One hand up! One salute back for every blue collar and white-collared “suit”! . . . One hand up! On the Word with one hand down! Shaking hands and holding hearts when walking around town . . . To hear them say and ask: Mr. Prez! Mr. President! Brother Barack! . . . How do we cultivate choices as a country to stay sturdy and steady as a rock? . . . How do we stay together like an eagles’ feathers during good and bad weather? . . . How do we do our best when our best doesn’t have peace to rest? . . . How do we beckon our courage to come forth and stand tall when confidence is not taking our call? . . .
For every American with more guts than glory, let’s memorialize the moment to mention the motivations for their next life’s story . . . From guts to glory, let find the reason for this election season and for finishing strong with the American story . . . Tonight, we’re recognizing and recording questions like:
- How do we “cover the economic spread” to secure our state’s scene and share an opportunity that allows the deserving to bypass the mean?
- How do we use technological advancements like cloud computing and the World Wide Web’s range to help us coordinate a collective-change to deal with climate change?
- How do we protect our people while preserving our nation’s practices to demonstrate leadership and not dictatorship?
- And, how can we reflect a reminiscent review of how and why the U.S. became the World’s Storm Troopers in spite of historical bloopers?
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Shhhhhhh – Inquiring minds really want to know . . . How did we pull the economy up farther and better than a truck pulls a tow . . . So, let me start off by saying that America’s glory has and will continue to be based upon an American’s success story – Fact Not Fiction . . . Our economy is like a muscle with an enduring memory and with the proven ability to generate the longest job-growth in history – Fact Not Fiction . . . Our economy can frame 14 million jobs as a claim to fame and as proof that American actions speak louder than words to care greater than any world’s career fair (Sort of reminiscent of the Clinton presidency and somewhat foretelling of a preeminent destiny) – Fact Not Fiction . . . Our economy has advertised 50% off an unemployment rate to date that still feels ooey-gooey great – Fact Not Fiction . . . Our economy is so souped and revved up that Revlon ran a super sale on its makeup – Fact Not Fiction . . . Our economy is responsible for another “big win” in the production and distribution of 900,000 reasons to clock in – Fact Not Fiction . . . And, most importantly, our economy has nibble-nibbled down our deficit from a “full meal” to the “three-quarter snack” that would have given the next generation a heart attack – Fact Not Fiction . . .
“In our global economy, we have to contend with the corporate “wanna-be-great,”greedy, and grubbish that’ll do anything to include being sluttish . . .” – King Davis on Economic Policy and U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
To the disbeliever – Why be a doubter when an American was born to become an adequate doer and dreamer? . . . To the hater – Why spread the strife that contradicts our rebuilt economic life? . . . Either believe and board the wagon or get out of the way – Okay?!? . . . Either get on board of this train or get drenched from the RainMaker’s rain – Okay?!? . . . Our economic facts are unfolding and overtaking any “fiction” that wants to create more friction . . . Yeah, yeah, yeah – The Great Recession came and went and transformed our economy from Superman down to Clark Kent, but we worked hard to repair the dent and earned enough to retain all the change that we spent . . . Now, we can’t complain because we now have a rainbow because of all that sunshine, rain, and pain . . . However, companies and any corporate cohort should declare “Buyer Beware” if they attempt to abandon the consumer and worker who’s in need of more of their support . . . In our global economy, we have to contend with the corporate “wanna-be-great,”greedy, and grubbish that’ll do anything to include being sluttish . . . In our global economy, families are fighting for freedom from a debt that has raised the stakes to a decreased “odds-of-winning” bet . . . In our global economy, eager young minds have lost their enthusiasm and opted for a career as a thug that’s still in need of society’s love . . . And in our global economy, grannies are dropping their teeth in our grocery bags because their social security benefits is the story behind their riches-to-rags . . . Ruminate on this – America is filled with births and deaths on a daily basis and we’ve, yet, to fully reward hardworking Americans regardless of their respective races before they fall down and forever fade away in grave places . . . Consider this – Most Americans want a start that they can sustain before their life’s finished or their capacity’s diminished . . . Will corporate America embrace the American spirit that was once lost and now found and say that there’s still more than enough to go around? . . .
For the past seven years, we’ve worked hard to dry up tears and comfort fears . . . For the past seven years, we’ve given a great amount of consideration to the young entrepreneur’s passion, purpose, and destination, as well as to the retiree who’s planning activities for a well-deserved vacation . . . For the past seven years, we’ve researched our progress to attest to the fact that wisdom and knowledge are requirements for a greater occupational privilege . . . And for the past seven years, we’ve discovered the reality that our reforms and constructs are changes that’ll promote a child’s vitality within the computer and math class where experts in their field should instruct . . .
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We’ve escalated our efforts to expand high school graduation rates from 75 percent to 82 percent and, thereby, increase the likelihood that a college or university is where our students will be sent – Class is in session for the ambitious to someday have a profession . . . Higher education should be more affordable for the enlightened and encourageable who seek to accomplish any academic benchmark that their ancestors failed to obtain because they couldn’t find it in the dark – Class is in session for the ambitious to someday have a profession . . . Students shouldn’t have to “pay to play” or be burdened down by a student loan that limits them even after they’re fully grown – Class is in session for the ambitious to someday have a profession . . . Education should be a “course-resource” within every American community where two free college years motivates an intellectual discourse – Class is in session for the ambitious to someday have a profession . . . And education will always have to retain a revolving door policy for the laid-off and fired but fired up to never give up and take a knowledgeable big gulp in the classroom or online as they sip from their coffee or tea cup – Class is still in session for the ambitious to someday have another profession . . .
Social Welfare Policy
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Medicare is whispering and Social Security is still speaking a precautionary tale as a reminder to prevent a future derail . . . These social welfare components should always remain strong so that we don’t ever steer our society’s weak wrong . . . Building up basic benefits that are always willing and available to them who roam and are at home because our Jacks and Jills continue to carry their careers up hills . . .
That’s why we couldn’t afford to not act fast and alleviate any or all the concerns of them with no coverage and more than a few bruises, cuts, and burns – And the doctor’s in and we’re still standing tall to make house calls! . . . That’s why 18 million were brave and bold to cross that threshold and consider what could help them in transition to a new business or position; while in school; or as they get old – And the doctor’s in and we’re still standing tall to make house calls! . . . The Affordable Care Act may not be a benefit to all; however, from many, we’ve received a compliment because it serves as a strong supplement for them waiting for a medical bill with very little excitement – And the doctor’s in and we’re still standing tall to make house calls! . . . And since it became law, health care inflation has taken a vacation along with the economy’s “hesitation-in-elevation” . . .
Maybe we won’t ever agree or ever eye-to-eye see, because maybe more than a few want Obama and his Obamacare crew to stop what they try and in a year or so just say goodbye . . . We know-we know, we’ve seen the grimace on your face and the discontent that you wanted to show . . . And, if we really had to, we could exchange a placating “pretty-please” or just wait for one of your uncovered constituents to blow a sneeze or spread their disease – Will you then reach for that vote, shake that hand, and hug that head until you-yourself were the one who was sick in bed? . . . Huh?!? Because inquiring minds want to know . . . Refusals will never change America’s reality – The same reality that’s like a rubber band with an exceeding demand, as we stretch our economic security and cover the employed, unemployed, and them awaiting a new career opportunity so that they’re deployed . . . Like health insurance serves as an umbrella during a questionable time, a “wealth-producing” wage insurance should allow a person to keep paying on time and preserving every earned dime . . .
Mr. Microphone, we welcome a discussion and are always willing to cultivate a chance to enhance a positive opinion or suggested strategies that’ll peel back poverty like an onion . . . We want to offer single working parents the hand that’ll reach lower with a heart that’s on fire by tax cutting higher so America is filled with more buyers and sellers than barters and beggars – Got it! Good! Let’s get it done! . . . We must sustain the strength to safeguard a system that should equally share support among the greedy and needy – Got it! Good! Let’s get it done! . . . We must create a greater chance for a civil society and corporation to share a dance – Got it! Good! Let’s get it done! . . . Today, we must understand that as the elected and chosen few, we always have an abounding obligation to prioritize any policy examination – Got it! Good! Let’s get it done! . . . We must reiterate the revelation requiring an emendation to reveal a hidden segregation of profits and power that’ll cause the last person standing to fall short in their last hour – Got it! Good! Let’s get it done! . . . A thriving private-sector is good and greater when community partnerships are well-received now and even later – Got it! Good! Let’s get it done! . . . We must help more working families be squared away and well-able to have food in the fridge or on their food tray – Got it! Good! Let’s get it done! . . . Ballers and shot callers, like big oil and the big bank that loves to pull rank, should learn to “play nice” until parity and peace is released in an all-encompassing collective bargaining plan that’ll never forget to stand-up for the forgotten woman or man – Got it! Good! Let’s get it done! . . .
“Been there, done that, went there, and saw that – Americans require more equality in liberty and prosperity and a lot more than the after-effects of what Lincoln pulled out of his top hat – It’s 20/20 and we’re on it! . . .” – King Davis on Social Policy and U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
It’s 20/20-like clear that Food Stamps have always and will continue to feed but they’ve never financially-fed greed – It’s 20/20 and we’re on it! . . . Been there, done that, went there, and saw that – The Wall in Wall Street didn’t break the banks but it was bent a while until big business had to reach out for a lifeline in a bailout by dial – It’s 20/20 and we’re on it! . . . Been there, done that, went there, and saw that – Americans require more equality in liberty and prosperity and a lot more than the after-effects of what Lincoln pulled out of his top hat – It’s 20/20 and we’re on it! . . .
Like Dikembe Mutombo’s “No, no, no,” don’t blame the “long-term visitor” who’s a major economic contributor for any declines at the register and demand that they go – It’s 20/20 and we’re on it! . . . Don’t believe the hype because it’s hypenated and abbreviated and untrue that some “alien” asked of you to pick up the phone and call this country’s “White Colored Home”- It’s 20/20 and we’re on it! . . . And don’t ever declare that our prosperity is gone and there’s never enough to go on or to help us get along to right wages that may have went wrong – It’s 20/20 and we’re on it! . . . Stop your corporate surfing in offshore accounts and allow the worker to harness happier days and harvest more multiple amounts – It’s 20/20 and we’re on it! . . . We must always help the American business thrive instead of just survive by fostering an open channel of communication that’ll better disseminate information to ensure higher levels of collaboration – It’s still 20/20 and we’re up on it! . . . We’ll raise the business’s banner in an award-winning manner to thank the company for thinking about the other because what’s good for the goose should also be good for the gander and what goes around is bound to come back around – It’s still 20/20 and we’re all on it! . . . We’ll have to raise our corporate standards to practice what we “preach” and to pass along those protocols and best practices that America should teach – It’s still 20/20 and we’re all over it! . . .
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All ages 8 to 80, blind, crippled, or crazy – We’re asking Americans to consider more of an attitude of awesomeness and awareness that’ll contradict any position that’s lazy – You can do this! . . . All ages 8 to 80, blind, crippled, or crazy – We’re asking Americans to congratulate their country for recognizing Russia’s lead in the space program and responding ASAP to develop an “MJ-moonwalk” diagram – You can do this! . . . All ages 8 to 80, blind, crippled, or crazy – We’re asking Americans to be “fruitful and multiply” those methodologies that lead us towards more scientific discoveries – You can do this! . . . All ages 8 to 80, blind, crippled, or crazy – We’re asking the next American Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Graham Bell to go deeper in knowledge to catch the next big idea that’s a “whale” – You can do this! . . . All ages 8 to 80, blind, crippled, or crazy – We’re asking Americans to believe more in their ingenuity and intuition to produce the next groundbreaking invention or become the next Mae Jemison, Sally Ride, and Katherine Johnson – You can do this! . . .
“On your mark, ready, set, and go is how we proclaimed that we were so “gunho” to prepare the next generation to know so that an enterprise wouldn’t have to trudge to a deceptive “Oz” like the “Scarecrow” – That’s digital love! . . .” – King Davis on Economic Policy and U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
We’re the embodiment of an entrepreneurial spirit that’ll extend around the world to beckon the intelligent immigrant boy and girl – That’s digital Love! . . . We’re the innovator, dreamer, and ponderer who’s technologically advancing times to revolutionize today, tomorrow, and beyond yonder – That’s digital love! . . . From the harbor to the desert to the valley, we’re pumped and prepped for the latest and greatest tech rally – That’s digital love! . . . We’ll be the broadcaster and bullhorn who’ll echo reminders for, both, the lost and finders who we encouraged to reveal the unknown by shedding their “blinders” – That’s digital love! . . . We’ve been a global bodyguard to safeguard an exposed Internet that the world built by working unbelievably hard – That’s digital love! . . . On your mark, ready, set, and go is how we proclaimed that we were so “gunho” to prepare the next generation to know so that an enterprise wouldn’t have to trudge to a deceptive “Oz” like the “Scarecrow” – That’s digital love! . . .
On a stronger note, America gave an approving vote for the VP to carry a load that the world couldn’t tote and to take a tour in and out of American labs to find something pure so that we can finally announce cancer’s cure – Yep, yep . . . Medicine is a friend and not the foe that tasted yuck and yuck when we were five and four before – Yep, yep . . .
Energy and Environmental Policy
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As it relates to clean energy and since we’re stuck between the Jetson’s and the Flintstones, let’s surge our scientific advances forward to avoid being the coward that reverts back to what’s gone like medieval times with a throne – Duck if they threw you the “keys” because you don’t want this! . . . Knowledge is key and we have a nation of believers who’ll insist on being key players to help us deal with our ozone layers – Get on the right side of history and don’t get left behind destiny because you don’t want this! . . . America the beautiful! America the beautiful is who we’re built to be and the leader of climate change that’s bringing a focus and clarity to what’s cloudy and strange – Duck, duck, goose to tighten agreements and guidelines that fell loose! . . . In 2025, we hope and pray that it’ll be a better day when Americans can enjoy fuel efficiency for the journey from the beginning to the end and all the way – If it’ll “walk” and “talk” like a duck, then (quack-quack) it’ll have to be a real good deal with a real good feel for an All-American appeal . . . In 2030, we hope and pray that it’ll be a better day with a 32% decrease in carbon pollution on the way – If it’ll “walk” and “talk” like a duck, then (quack-quack) it’ll have to be a real good deal with a real good feel for an All-American appeal . . .
“Yo Joe! We’ve reduced our foreign oil shipments by sixty percent, as homeowners now have the ability to save more energy and money for the mortgage and rent – Secret Service can have more fun filling up the “transport” because two dollars per gallon of gas gave the government a little support . . .” – King Davis on Energy Policy and U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
Yo, Joe! Like Americans, we’re just getting warmed-up . . . Like Americans, we’re just getting warmed and fuzzied up because there has only been a few days requiring us to get “layered” up . . . Yo, Joe! We’re pulling our planet back together after all this fickle, fancy, and iffy weather – Bringing it from the back burner to the front burner where we’ll let ideas simmer like our 2015 record-breaking year-long summer . . . Yo, Joe! We need every business with a bright idea to sell so that others can buy their future energy supply – generating a world-class “generator” or “oscillator” that produces an energy supply chain from the earth to the moon’s crater . . . Yo Joe! We need to feel more of wind power’s breeze that’ll bolster a better future belief and some immediate and electrifying relief – Roofs need more of a solar-tan that’s awe-inspiring to attract the broke and “on-a-budget” fan . . . Yo Joe! We’ve reduced our foreign oil shipments by sixty percent, as homeowners now have the ability to save more energy and money for the mortgage and rent – Secret Service can have more fun filling up the “transport” because two dollars per gallon of gas gave the government a little support . . . Yo Joe! Americans call me POTUS . . . Yeah, the petro-price “king” . . . Yeah, that’s Petro On The Up Swing . . .
Have a cough?!? Is it a carbon-pollution cough?!? . . . Cover your nose . . . Cover your mouth . . . Because pollution is still a problem worth considering in all the world – west, east, north, and in the south . . . It’s bad . . . It’s real bad . . . And historically worst to sometimes warrant a rented hearse . . . Now or never, an investment of time and attention is still required to accomplish a cleaner community that we all have desired . . . Now or never, a managerial approach is an absolute must if we are to filter the dirt and disgust . . . Now or never, a brokering of building blocks has to be banded together for a benefit that can be greater . . . Now or never, a transportation system has to be rectified and renovated so that many enroute can have their concerns evacuated . . . Now or never, we must work day and night until we want what we find like in the Armstrong saying: “take one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind” . . . Roll it up! . . . Roll it up and pass it out! . . . Roll up every reason to remove our grand-kid’s doubt! . . . Fade it out! . . . Fade it out and fade it back to have a mindset to just give back to negate a family’s lack . . . Here we go Joe! . . . We hear there’s a need for much more . . . Preservation of capital . . . Restoration of what’s global . . . And a job growth that’s monumental . . . Here we go Joe! . . . Want to breathe stronger and easier with a huff and puff like the Three Little Pig’s wolf? . . . Want to sing “We are the World” with a commitment to sharing the best of it with the unborn boy and girl? . . . Then, wake up to wisely spend the time that we borrow by working on depositing worth in the world and withdrawing some of its sorrow – Like a vapor we’ll all soon be gone sometime “tomorrow” . . .
Foreign Affairs and Defense Policy
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Shhhhhhh . . . Hear that?!? Our allies’ chant . . . “The American Hero! The American Hero!” . . . Our international family calls us an American hero and big brother! – That’s still coming through like no other! . . . Hip, Hip, Hooray! . . . Hip, hip, hooray is what they say because we give them a beam of hope to brighten their day of gray . . . Hip, hip, hooray is what they say to cheer us on to clear clouds so restorative-rain can wash away their pain . . . Who has America’s back?!? . . . Troops on the ground and they’re standing on guard all around . . . Who can storm a beach, stand the wall, or “smile mean” better than a Marine? – Hey Joe! I don’t think they really know! . . . Who can “carry-on” to encamp a territory until the mission gets done better than our Army? – Hey Joe! I don’t think they really know! . . . Who can secure the sea like a “seal” on “steroids” better than our Navy? – Hey Joe! I don’t think they really know! . . . Who can launch a missile and disappear under the cover of night to make things again all right better than our Air Force? – Hey Joe! I don’t think they really know! . . .
In lands, both, near and far, the international move has been focused on crossing borders to execute ISIL’s cease and desist orders . . . In lands, both, near and far, nation after nation are engaged and joining to ensure that ISIL’s leadership has enough bad days filled with “led poisoning” . . .
*** If you’re an adversary, enemy, or frenemy of an enemy and don’t believe us?!? . . . Then, just flinch or flex and we’ll raise up in you, ready or not, like it’s hot sex (Don’t get ******!)!!! – Hey Joe! I still don’t think they really know! . . . It’s Fine! If you want to yack and yack and yack but think long and hard before considering the American soil for another terrorist attack . . . Believe me when we say that nations ring America, the “ringmaster,” if or when it all goes down – And we hear songs like “Lean On Me” and “Stand By Me” playing in their background . . .
“Safety first” is our top priority to retain America’s character that’s based upon a long-standing history of strong integrity as a reality . . .” – King Davis on Foreign Affairs/Defense Policy and U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
Like a physician, we’re always on call and alert to halt the world’s potential fall . . . However, we’ve been thinking a little and a lot about who we should protect and why and where and when not . . . Oh yeah, it’s all true! We’re the biggest and baddest and not because we were always the bravest, but because we stood the test of trying times by being the smartest . . . Oh yeah, it’s all true! We’ve “lean On Me-led” the “Stand By Me-nation” that was undergoing a tremendous transformation with a priority to intervene when American “interests” or relations were threatened by a war scene . . . Oh yeah, it’s all true! We’ve contended with a country’s contradictions or conflicts and conducted nuclear inspections to acquire a greater degree of peace and protection for civilization . . . Oh yeah, it’s all true! We’ve been slated to sustain the synergy within an international system that’s been wrecked and grown weary . . . Oh yeah, it’s all true! We’ve wished for and wanted a season of strength to serve as a resource for a reality that’s re-fashionable and new . . .
“Safety first” is our top priority to retain America’s character that’s based upon a long-standing history of strong integrity as a reality . . . With that in mind, we’ll have to consider all threats and take them seriously, as we retrain our nation’s response force – to proactively scan and eliminate a devastating choice or to accurately sum up danger’s source . . . Al Qaeda and ISIL are networks that have again and again demonstrated – evil planted in a plot that deserves to be uprooted and regulated . . . They’ve become the worst of an “international wanted list” and “public enemy #1” who deserves to be dead and drowned in a sea of red – Off with their head! . . . They’re cunning and slick like a snake with a motive or mission that’s fake and that we must take and break – Off with their head! . . .
Hey Al Qaeda! Hey ISIL! Here’s a riddle and a clue . . . How can you hear or how can you see clear when you find your life flashing before your face in the rearview? – Uhh-uhh, we’re accepting no plea to not cut and burn down a “bad apple tree” . . . Don’t worry, it’ll all be over soon because we said and we meant it that we were coming like the calm before the storm and the quiet just before another violent riot – Uhh-uhh, we’re accepting no plea to not cut and burn down a “bad apple tree”. . . Don’t worry, it’ll all be over soon because we’re definitely still in motion like a moonlit motion picture after dark with “shooting stars” and “jaws of death” like a great white shark – Uhh-uhh, we’re accepting no plea to not cut and burn down a “bad apple tree” . . . Don’t worry, soon is now and now you’re finally experiencing the prolonged pain that feels like getting hit and dragged by an American train because a killing fanatic’s fate is to be scarred up and gutted out to reveal their soul’s evil stain – Uhh-uhh, we’re accepting no plea to not cut and burn down a “bad apple tree”. . . There’s no hesitation to send you on a well-deserved permanent vacation because our calendar says that soon and very soon is your upcoming expiration . . . Just a heads up, it’s going to grow into a “blizzard,” “avalanche,” “hurricane,” and “tornado” on demand that’s topped off with a whole lot of “sinking sand” . . .
“In lands, both, near and far, the international move has been focused on crossing borders to execute ISIL’s cease and desist orders . . . In lands, both, near and far, nation after nation are engaged and joining to ensure that ISIL’s leadership has enough bad days filled with “led poisoning” . . .” – King Davis on Foreign Affairs/Defense Policy and U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
We’re telling the world that there will be no trick or treat . . . They’ll be tracked, traced, and destroyed because they’re too disgusting for a simple defeat . . . America is more aware of them who don’t care and who’ll want to scare . . . And it’ll still be rare for some rage or rampage to discourage our American spirit and deter it from tarrying with what it can bear . . . America will still do what needs to be done and say what needs to be said to refute the propaganda that ISIL has wrote and their recruits have read . . . In lands, both, near and far, the majority of Muslims are not a menace to society, but we’ve found some maniacs who are . . . In lands, both, near and far, the international move has been focused on crossing borders to execute ISIL’s cease and desist orders . . . In lands, both, near and far, nation after nation are engaged and joining to ensure that ISIL’s leadership has enough bad days filled with “led poisoning” . . . In this land, we’ll still need to enact more military force to enroll ISIL in an American Anti-terrorism course – The same course where Bin Laden, Benghazi, and Yemen’s leader learned that America’s bark and vicious bite was backed by a Congressional vote and voice . . . In this land, we’ll draw the line and let you hang yourself by a rope . . . We double-dog dare you to cross what we’ve created in honor, harmony, and hope unless you’re stressed and strained and hooked on dope because you’ll always find destruction at the end of that slippery slope . . .
Our foreign policy has to govern our intentions and actions so that there are no internal or international distractions, for we’re always at our best when we control our military reactions . . . Understanding the extensions of humanity and those conflicts within certain cultures that has existed for centuries highlights what’s even evident in the history channel’s documentaries . . . Our best measurable action has to consists of a methodical pace that’s filled with much grace and abounding love for one human race . . . On the world stage, there’s a dynamic that requires much discussion and deliberation and doesn’t involve mass interpretations that are not suitable for every occasion . . . The world requires the reasonable to reason with an historical record to balance what’s right, wrong, and those memories within a heart’s song . . . Our relationship with humanity requires immediate attention so that we may sever the negative influences that’ll promote interruptions in interventions . . . On the world stage, threats are treated differently than a conflict because of the character of the context that they’ll depict . . . A Mark 4:22 approach says that what’s hidden will come to the light to ensure that our actions are accountable and initiatives take flight . . . We must continue to act within an investigative role to properly discern and assess what we learn and, thereafter, allow judgment and justice to come forth and dictate who should “burn”. . . In this capacity-building initiative, we’ll continue to do greater deeds than (1) allowing Iran with an itch to light a match and set-off a nuclear scratch (2) sending 160,000 combat troops back to recover the family life that they so proudly discovered (3) building bridges of communication to heal an America-Cuba relation and (4) attracting corporations, citizens and their countries as “world developers” for the development of excitement in signing a climate change agreement . . .
“We understand that our national priorities and global concerns will often blend between borders because of a desire to protect our guts and glory-story . . . We understand that our approach to war must first be tempered by an act of peace in case a 2nd or 3rd party has hostility that they want to release . . . ” – King Davis on Foreign Affairs/Defense Policy and U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
America’s the new designated driver that’ll expend more efforts traveling its lane to keep peace treaties simple and more American troops sane . . . Like Vietnam and Iraq, wars weaken the warrior and hurts the one who has to transition back into a society that’s filled with stressors that are cold and calculating like winters . . . America has long-since adopted the principle of mutual consideration and mutual respect among allies and based upon threatening activities that we detect – Indicating that we’re always self-preserving with a glance towards the chance to join an international square dance . . . We understand that our national priorities and global concerns will often blend between borders because of a desire to protect our guts and glory-story . . . We understand that our approach to war must first be tempered by an act of peace in case a 2nd or 3rd party has hostility that they want to release . . . We understand that diplomacy is good for our democracy and will determine our ability to always delegate certain authorities for assignments that we may have to designate . . . We understand that diplomacy has also helped our negotiations remain above par and to conquer those concerns centered around another World War . . . We understand how diplomacy had an effect that was more than covering a cough via the unity within the community that sought to cure the Ebola epidemic and serve a suffering-segment of humanity . . .
America is blazing trails and advancing a Trans-Pacific agenda that’ll include a special interest in the environment and economy to “ching-ching” the cost of a little change before the price of gas has changed and caused the destitute to become deranged . . . We’re trading the open market and evading threats like a potential target . . . And we’re advising Asia from a position of leadership to enhance a proven partnership . . . Like this partnership, we have restored our America-Cuba relationship to attend to their needs from a strong position that warrants more of America and the world’s attention . . . Like a restored relationship, we have sought to end any embargo that’s fifty years outdated to allow prosperity to flow to the Latin America region unabated . . .
“Let’s set the record straight: Ukraine now has a democracy and Columbia is in pursuit of a new destiny . . . Let’s set the record straight: Africa acknowledges our assistance, as they have coached the hungry and sick towards a greater degree of independence . . . ” – King Davis on Foreign Affairs/Defense Policy and U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
American developments and designs, that are benign, must remain in the vanguard, as our opportunities and initiatives expand for a citizenry that has our best regard . . . America’s leadership must continue, of course, to cultivate the character of every choice and wisely choose for all Americans to win more than they lose . . . America’s leadership must create and manage it’s own options regardless of any contradicting opinion that’ll seek to diminish our existing dominion . . . America should be the watchtower that’ll guide others towards an enlightened path that’s filled with noble causes and not so much strife and wrath . . . America has heard what he said, she said, and they said because of some fact or fiction that someone has read . . . Let’s set the record straight: Ukraine now has a democracy and Columbia is in pursuit of a new destiny . . . Let’s set the record straight: Africa acknowledges our assistance, as they have coached the hungry and sick towards a greater degree of independence . . . America is working hard to urge Congress’s anticipation and participation to someday make a declaration that we’ve prepared an HIV/AIDS and Malaria concoction for a “quality of life” celebration – Because the world has an appreciation for the poised who’ll overcome the temptation to waver when a public-persona should parallel a private personality to reveal the perfect presentation . . . Hence the reason to shut down operations at Guantanamo Bay because it’s a bad influence and a bill that’s not worth what America has left to pay . . . Hence the reason to request a self-censor and shut-down political “trash-talk” that halts America’s unified walk . . . Hence the reason to respect our men of distinction within some communities where the motivated minority-man is nearly approaching extinction . . . Hence the reason to respect women of destiny and what we appreciate the most about their diversity . . . We must remain loyal like the movie “Good Men Who Are Few” to always profess who we are and what we do, as other ethnicities have allowed us to be – pursuers of happiness and liberty within this “Melting Pot” theory . . .
Government Operations Policy
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What would the world do without you? – America’s Constitutional Crew (There’s no one that can do what you do when you never forget to just keep being you) . . . We’re all for one and one for all – That’s all in the family will rise or fail together in a fall . . .
These slogans are symbolic of the significance of “We the People,” as stated in the beginning of the U.S. Constitution – a glance into the context and character of the meeting; the purpose and position of attendees; their objectives and unifying intention . . .
“We’ve, often, heard “If it isn’t broke, then why fix it?” – But, it’s like the “Battle of Bull Run” in here with the “bull-headed” going back and forth while “signing-off” on something that “smells” and “sticks” like (****) . . . ” – King Davis on Government Operations Policy and U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
Today, if we had a healthy debate that you could thumb up or down rate, then will you still want to “set a trap” for the American people with some political “red-tape-bait” . . . “We the People” want to know . . . Whether or not you’re “leaning left,” “leaning right,” or “standing in the center” – Can Americans count on you to help them put clothes on their back during the Winter? . . . “We the People” want to know . . . If a son or daughter wanted more out of their life or more than what was left under the Christmas tree – Should they still believe with their potential that they can be all that they want to be? . . . “We the People” want to know . . . When that “Mom” and “Dad” are laid-off or let-go and start a business on-the-go – Will America help them go to the bank instead of going for broke or to go for a little more that they may want to grow a lot faster than slow . . . “We the People” want to know . . . Is there a future for the American family that includes clean energy, clean air, and a clean “ways and means” that’s fair? – Or should they invest in a lifetime supply of cough drops for the carbon pollution that’ll filter through lungs and infect the forest and crops? . . . “We the People” want to know . . . After it’s all said and done and we deliberate to decide if America requires a strong Congress to guide – Can we “Kum Bah Yah” or rock a “We are the World” theme song as we stand by the American people and refuse to hide? . . . Tell’em Joe! . . . “We the People” NEED to know . . .
We’ve, often, heard “If it isn’t broke, then why fix it?” – But, it’s like the “Battle of Bull Run” in here with the “bull-headed” going back and forth while “signing-off” on something that “smells” and “sticks” like (****) . . . “If it isn’t broke, then why fix it?” is a common question when all is going well, but all isn’t well in Washington and we have deadlines and decisions that are pending – a potential problem if trust is something that we’re not sharing or the trustworthy is not who we’re sending . . .
Like Christianity’s Messiah, we have to “flip the script” and “turn over a table” – stopping this “pay-per-view” politics and keeping it simple with some “basic cable” . . .
“It’s this discrepancy that has penetrated this presidency as a thorn in the flesh and a knock at the back door of our conscious while Congressional members still wrestle with memories of mistakes and moments in time that warrant re-takes . . . ” – King Davis on Government Operations Policy and U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
Like our fellow Americans, we all have preferences and that’s fine – Some like supper, dinner, and others like to dine . . . However, the pressing issue remains to be what our founding fathers could forecast and see – A government that garners greatness for the general public by delegating authority among branches and states and having healthy debates about foreign and economic policy . . . The founding fathers built the belief that democracy should enhance and not deny the American a fair chance to disagree about the equitable balance of power that’s standing “in proxy” for the constituent during their final hour . . . This democracy is the American lifeline that’ll continue to tie our opinions together during good, bad, and ugly weather – When “We the People” are expected to be birds of feather that’ll flock together . . . How will a house divided against itself ever stand? . . . Unless we respect the vote that remembers an echoing voice from an aching heart in search of a fresh start . . . Unless we respect the absent and average person’s vote beyond election night and until what matters most to them is amplified and made alright . . .
Can you see how despondent Americans have become? . . . Are you in touch with Americans who are depressed and discouraged? . . . Can you feel the American despair that’s obvious and not all that rare? . . . It’s this discrepancy that has penetrated this presidency as a thorn in the flesh and a knock at the back door of our conscious while Congressional members still wrestle with memories of mistakes and moments in time that warrant re-takes . . . There’s no doubt that bridging the divide has become a Herculean task – Requiring us to be a bit more transparent to reveal the true value of our election beyond the “party’s mask” . . . And yet, hope is still alive and we can still make more of the change that we once believed in now and even then . . . way back during our initial “Campaign for America” win . . .
“We exponentially grow when we multiply the time . . . Time spent discussing and debating . . . Time spent fussing and relating . . . Time spent planning and negating . . . And time spent on the campaign trail hearing concerns and rating . . . ” – King Davis on Government Operations Policy and U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
Overall, America’s political system requires a system overhaul to fulfill a constitutional purpose and consider a higher call . . . America’s political system needs to reflect more of a partnership where cooperative efforts validate and rate the equality in shares of power that express a desire for America’s government to go a little higher . . . There are some elected officials who are definitely onboard – Constructing bridges of communication to ensure that all Americans and this government are more in accord . . . If we can walk together and talk together, then we can learn together and grow together . . . It may not be as easy as ABC or so easy that even a “Caveman” can do it; however, it’s like the multiplication table – A fact and not a fable . . . We exponentially grow when we multiply the time . . . Time spent discussing and debating . . . Time spent fussing and relating . . . Time spent planning and negating . . . And time spent on the campaign trail hearing concerns and rating . . .
Let’s get soaked by more storms called much needed reforms? . . . Reforms in how politicians “politic” the political process . . . Reforms in campaign finance that has “short-change” the donor and allowed candidates to receive more and give less . . . Reforms that reflect “Of, By, and For The People” with a voice that speaks to somebody about everybody and their valuable vote for victory . . . Reforms in how “Mr. and Mrs. Money” influences the cash flow in political streams that are shielded from discovery . . . Ready! Set! Go! When America ‘s ready and the stage is set is when we’re good to green light go with this reform flow . . . There’s a new breed grooming and growing to take the lead on what America is becoming . . . In God We Trust!
“In the meantime, we’re grateful for the grit and goodwill of awesome American visionaries who are diverse; accustomed to embracing the ethnicities of the “universe;” and who are always a “step above” like Dr. King described as those victorious voices of unarmed truth and unconditional love . . . ” – King Davis on Government Operations Policy and U.S President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
In the meantime, we’re recruiting the rich and raggedy to motivate a national movement that’s monumental and so unforgettable that the next generation testifies that what we did was outstanding and incredible! . . . Let’s go! . . . In the meantime, we’re building our belief up because we’re fed up and have an appetite for a political fight to guarantee more delight than a future fright . . . Let’s go! . . . In the meantime, we’re remembering every sacrifice that didn’t feel so nice and the economic disaster that took us more than a season to master . . . Let’s go! . . . In the meantime, we’re standing on guard with faith’s shield in a Costner-like “Dream Field” . . . Let’s go! . . . In the meantime, we’re still strong and sizzling hot like stir-fry in a pot and always on point like a lefty’s jump shot . . . Let’s go! . . . In the meantime, join our crew if you’re highly motivated and believe that the government’s system is outdated to give you what’s tangible and true and long overdue . . . Let’s go! . . . In the meantime, we’re ready to rally and report for “reform-rectifying” duty to do our very best like a tenacious tribe with an unquenchable quest . . . In the meantime, we’re representing the weary and wounded, the warrior and wanderer, the urbanite and farmers in a society where hunters hangout with gatherers . . . Let’s go! . . . In the meantime, we’re asking for prayer, a petition, and the private encouraging that promotes a new government edition . . . Let’s go! . . . In the meantime, we’re steadfast and immovable to make progressions in “politicking” that’s “umm-umm good and finger-licking” . . . Let’s go! . . . In the meantime and while we waiting for results that are inevitable and favorable, we’ll keep shining because of ideas that are out-of-this-world like “Mork and Mindy” to engineer envy . . . Let’s go! . . . In the meantime, we’re focused on what’s right to remember the Republican who’ll join the fight and we’re ready to deal with what’s left for the Democrat that’s destined to walk this worn path and manage more haters and their wrath . . . Let’s go! . . . In the meantime, we’re asking every citizen to cultivate their culture and connections so that we can enlist greater declarations during the next round of elections . . . Let’s go! . . . In the meantime, we’re asking someone-somewhere to stay focused and keep standing in the fight to face this nation’s political dilemma with a dare and stare . . . In the meantime, we’re grateful for the grit and goodwill of awesome American visionaries who are diverse; accustomed to embracing the ethnicities of the “universe;” and who are always a “step above” like Dr. King described as those victorious voices of unarmed truth and unconditional love . . . Let’s go – Let’s get up and go! . . . Every voice with a bound up bellow that’s been forced to be mellow . . . Let’s go – Let’s get up and go! . . . Every “outward yes” despite an “inward no” that was like stage-fright before the big show . . . Let’s go – Let’s get up and go! . . . Every strong and confidence-inspiring entity that’s overshadowed by the reality of obscurity . . . Let’s go – Let’s get up and go! . . . Every assembly line worker and business that backs them up with a wage that says: “You’re an appreciated earner!” . . . Let’s go – Let’s get up and go! . . . Every endeavorer, encourager, and edifier who’s able to navigate circumstances that may sometimes be dire . . . Let’s go – Let’s get up and go! . . . Every inmate and office mate who accepts “first-opportunity and second-chances” with contentment and without judgment or strife for a term of no less than life . . . Let’s go – Let’s get up and go! . . . Every eager, young mind with a voice and in a police uniform with a dangerous choice on either side of a demonstration line that’ll “life and death-matter” to the former and the latter . . . Let’s go – Let’s get up and go! . . . Every soldier, life-saver, and “sold-out” clergy with a heart for the Savior . . . Let’s go – Let’s get up and go! . . . Every individual with a love-choice that we must learn to respect of course . . . Let’s go – Let’s get up and go! . . . Every immigrant, elderly, and worker at the polls who would’ve cast their vote even if they had to walk over fiery coals . . . Let’s go – Let’s get up and go! . . . With a State of the Union that’s so strong and focused on doing so good that it can’t go wrong . . . Let’s go – Let’s get up and go! . . . With a belief in one another that we’ll make the most of what’s left in life to do what needs to be done and say what needs to be said like the “Writing On the Wall” that some have read . . . Hey Joe! It’s a wrap! Let’s get up and go! . . . God Bless! . . . Great thanks! . . . God Bless! . . . Got to go, it’s a must! . . . God Bless! . . . In God We Trust!