state of the union
Let's say I'm the President. Here's what I say tonight in the State of the Union address.
"My fellow Americans,
The Battle of Baghdad will be won because I have instructed our commanders in the field to use whatever force they deem necessary to secure the peace and to eradicate the enemy. I remain convinced, now more than ever, that a safe, peaceful and democratic Iraq will not only greatly benefit the broader Middle East, and all other free nations. It will also make the State of our Union stronger.
(Applause & standing ovation from the Republicans, audible boos from the Democrats)
By Executive Order, I have instructed the National Guard to take up strategic positions along both the northern and southern borders of the United States. Anyone seeking entry into America must have valid identification. Those caught attempting to sneak into the country illegally will be taken to prison. Preventing illegal immigration will strengthen the State of our Union.
(Wild applause & standing ovation from the Republicans, boos from the Democrats)
These things, we will do, because they are the wise, correct things to do on behalf of the American people.
(Continued wild applause)
Never before in American history, has the State of our Economy been stronger. In spite of the Global War on Terror, our economy is strong, and the deficit continues to fall because of the ingenuity and the hard work of the American people. This is also the direct result of my decision to cut your taxes. Lower taxes spur investment, growth and opportunity for all Americans who pay taxes. Keeping taxes low and allowing people to keep more of their hard-earned money is the smart and correct thing to do, and we will continue to do so, as long as I am the President.
(Wild applause & standing ovation, by the Republicans, hissing by the Democrats)
Indeed, there are always tough choices yet to make. I'd like to outline two of those issues tonight.
One of those is the controversial issue of stem cell research. My opponents tend to forget, or gloss over, the fact that I am the first President to provide federal funding for stem cell research and I am constantly attacked for obstructing science. This couldn't be further from the truth. I favor a cautious approach, rather than a reckless one because I believe life must be protected at all costs.
(Standing ovation by the Republicans, more hissing by the Democrats)
Agree or disagree, debate on stem cell research is good for our Republic. I have sided with science, and have made decisions that square with my faith and my pro-life beliefs. I am comfortable with my decisions.
The use of America's own natural resources is controversial as well. Unfortunately, we can no longer afford to pretend that we are invulnerable to our enemies because we are dependent on their number one import: Oil. We can wait no longer utilize our own natural resources to our own benefit.
That is why I have signed an Executive Order authorizing the immediate drilling of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
(Loud ovation, boos)
No longer -- no longer -- will we be -- can we be -- more concerned with the rights of soul-less creatures than we are with the advancement and convenience of good people everywhere. Reducing America's dependence on foreign sources of oil is a central component to the National Security of the United States, my primary duty as your President.
(Ovation, boos and hissing)
I look forward to the spirited debate we will have with the American people in the weeks and months ahead. A healthy democracy is made even healthier with respectful, passionate discourse. Let us remember that an all mighty God has charged us at this time with defending our Liberty here at home, protecting our allies and our interests abroad and extending the reach of freedom to people everywhere.
May He continue to bless you and may He continue to bless the United States of America. Thank you."