Thursday, January 26, 2017

President Barack Obama's Farewell Warning

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/thomas-jefferson-street/articles/2017-01-10/president-barack-obamas-farewell-address-was-a-warning-about-illiberalism

Summary: Barack Obama has led this nation for 8 years strong. On a Tuesday night, he said farewell to the nation as well as telling them what he thinks should be the next step. Obama's speech was very inspirational, personal, and balanced. Like a few remembered farewell addresses, Obama's farewell address was more of a warning about the future than a celebration of the past. Like George Washington and Dwight Eisenhower, they were speeches that showed danger to their people and how they cannot resolve it. Obama has spent the majority of his farewell address speaking about the growing threats that are coming to America. In the end of his farewell address, he lets the nation know that he is optimistic in what good things are going to happen.

Connection: In the many efforts to make US great again, many have let the nation ponder about what will happen next. Like Eisenhower and Washington, they have warned the people of the growing threats and let them know what is happening in their farewell addresses. President Obama's farewell address is warning the nation about what is happening. Eisenhower and Washington have known that they could not make independence during their years of presidency, so they warned the people to have them guard their sovereignty and warn about the military complex.

Questions: Why are there so few presidents that would warn us about the upcoming threats? How is Obama's farewell address like George Washington and Dwight Eisenhower's? Why did Obama warn us about what is happening?

2 comments:

  1. I think that when most Presidents are first elected, they tend to be more optimistic and think that they can solve all of the present political issues, causing them to blinded to many unsolvable threats. I believe Obama's main worries stem from the fact that President Trump is likely going to either change or completely remove most of his policies. Because of their opposing views on so many political issues. Obama wants to ensure that his important ideas and solutions stick with the people of the nation so that they won't just ignore all of the work he did in the last 8 years.

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    1. I agree with this, I also think that the presidents want to spread their word before the end of their presidency. This is to keep the previous presidents ideas with the nation.

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