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George W. Bush Second Inaugural Address

January 20, 2005

In his second inaugural address George W. Bush emphasizes America's responsibility to protect freedom both at home and abroad and liberty's central role in creating a peaceful, secure world. He pledges US support to democratic reformers and calls on American citizens to rededicate themselves to furthering the cause of freedom. Bush also recognizes economic independence and individual character as crucial elements of freedom. He concludes by arguing that freedom is the driving force in the history of the United States and has and will help Americans overcome divisions to build a better nation and world.

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