The President Speaks to You

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  1. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    Good morning,

    Later today, I will host a ceremony and reception at the White House to honor the recipients of the 2010 Citizens Medal, but I wanted you to be the first to know who will receive this prestigious award:


    The Citizens Medal is the second highest civilian honor in our nation.  For over 40 years, some of America's most respected heroes and public figures like Muhammad Ali, Colin Powell and Bob Dole, and everyday heroes like Oseola McCarty, a washerwoman who left her entire life savings to establish a scholarship for students in need, have received this award.

    This year, we decided to try something a little bit different.  We asked you, the American public, to tell us about the heroes in your community -- the folks who may not always get the recognition they deserve, but whose selfless work is making a real difference.

    We received over 6,000 outstanding nominations from around the country.  It was a tough choice, but we were able to narrow it down to 13 recipients of the 2010 Citizens Medal:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/citizensmedal

    This year's Citizens Medal recipients should serve as an inspiration to all Americans: A widow who lost her husband on 9/11 and turned her grief into a message of hope for Afghani women whose husbands were lost to the Taliban; a school bus driver who delivers hot meals and coffee to New York City’s homeless and forgotten 365 nights a year; a North Chicago nurse and childcare professional who opened a  live-in resource center that has given help and hope to hundreds of pregnant teenagers.  They are all powerful reminders of the impact individuals can have on their community and on the world.

    Congratulations to this year's Citizens Medal recipients, and thank you to the millions of Americans who strive to make their communities better every day.

    Sincerely,

    President Barack Obama

  2. AnnCee profile image69
    AnnCeeposted 8 years ago

    Aww crud!   Not another lecture!  Again!

    http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/obama-angry.bmp

    1. alternate poet profile image64
      alternate poetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How is the everyday posting up of US business, like dishing out the medals, a lecture ?   This is a normal statement that any country would expect from its leader in regard to National issues.

  3. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    The President Speaks to You?

    So what. He is forever opening his mouth about something. hmm

    1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image55
      VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In a democracy and as a citizen of America, he is entitled to air his views on everything. As a President he is more privileged to speak and explain about his policies.

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image86
        Arthur Fontesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Our President has no problem speaking. 


        Answering questions, he is not so good.  smile


        UH Uh Uhm

        1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image55
          VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          No embarassing questions to him please...  Let him speak and select answers from his speeches.

          1. Arthur Fontes profile image86
            Arthur Fontesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            So we should sit and be lectured at like children.

            You do not think the President needs to answer to the American people?

            He was not annointed to be our monarch.  He works for the American People.

            1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image55
              VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Yours is a government for the people, by the people, for the people.  Both have responsibilities. But he heads that government, not all can be privileged to.  Listening to a lecture does not mean you are a child.  It is discipline. Even if  you ask and he answers, what is the use. He cannot act as you like. But he can act as he likes. Everyone comes to power to implement their own agenda, which is practical in any country. Going on answering everyone before him will not look good. You come to his place, implement your policy.  Dont elect someone and give headache to him wherever he goes. Yours is only one vote, which may have elected him.

              I have come to a conclusion... Americans need discipline....

              1. MikeTheRhino profile image56
                MikeTheRhinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Ya, those ugly lil right wing bastards do whine a lot, don't they?

                1. Arthur Fontes profile image86
                  Arthur Fontesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Nice first post?

                2. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image55
                  VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Rhino, calm down...  both wings are necessary.   Please dont use whatever word you are accustomed to..  This is a forum for exchange of our views only.

              2. Arthur Fontes profile image86
                Arthur Fontesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Our President does not head the Government. He is one branch of our government. Who do you think should be put into place to discipline Americans?

                Good Luck!

  4. Jim Hunter profile image59
    Jim Hunterposted 8 years ago

    He'll find a way to blame Bush for the medals.

    1. alternate poet profile image64
      alternate poetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile   must be a quiet day in the forums if such completely ridiculous threads like this warrant posting on   big_smile

  5. PrettyPanther profile image87
    PrettyPantherposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations to all of them.  Inspiration comes in many forms and it is inspiring to see the far-reaching effects of a single caring person.

    "You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.
    -- Demosthenes

  6. AnnCee profile image69
    AnnCeeposted 8 years ago

    People from other countries do not understand the freedom we Americans hold so dear.  That is why they must learn about our system of government before becoming citizens.  Otherwise the  nation would be populated with ignorant voters who could be pushed around.

    The government wouldn't want that.

  7. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 8 years ago

    Hey! Enough! Don't mess with Mojama!

  8. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Sorry, I'm oversaturated with our prez's speeches!

 
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