Home Governance THE UNITED STATES–PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA STRAINED RELATIONSHIP ….. FEARS OF...

THE UNITED STATES–PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA STRAINED RELATIONSHIP ….. FEARS OF A THIRD WORLD WAR – How it can be averted through dialogue

207
0
SHARE

Spread the love

PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS  — FULL OF PEACEFUL OPTIONS THAT COULD END TODAY’S STRIFE Let both sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms–and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations. – JF Kennedy Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce. Let both sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah–to “undo the heavy burdens … and to let the oppressed go free.” – JF Kennedy  Speechwriting is a craft. Only thinkers write. It could be most interesting going through the records of the United States and the United Nations to read the pronouncements of great leaders. Some, like Obafemi Awolowo, are beautiful strategic planners and writers. Others in the mould of Nnamdi Azikiwe are great orators who successfully sway people to their sides by sweet and reasonable deliveries. Yet, others like Abubakar Tafawa Balewa have sonorous voices to which you would love to listen. Now, let’s go beyond Nigeria’s borders. PRESIDENTIAL SPEECHES White House records are replete with ratings of Presidential Inaugural speeches. Speeches are crafted most times by inspiration. ‘’All United States Presidents up until Warren G. Harding wrote their own speeches.  Harding hired the first Presidential speechwriter.  Since, almost every president has used speechwriters.  Some have been reliant, and some have been more autonomous.  Stephen Charbonneau, a political activist disclosed that President George W Bush didn’t write his own speeches, and what resulted was that his writers would hand him speeches full of words and phrases that he would never .use President Franklin D. Roosevelt was famous for working on his speeches up until the last minute… the quote calling it a “day that will live in infamy” was penciled in a few minutes before he made the speech. Kennedy and Sorenson functioned like co-authors. President Barack Obama apparently functioned the same way, and on a couple of special occasions, he wrote his own speeches entirely.  Clinton is said to be ”more traditional in his use of speechwriters, but he often deviates from the script and speaks extemporaneously.’’ The speech delivered by President John F. Kennedy at his inaugural address in 1961 lasted only…

This content is for Unlimited Access and 1 Month Subscription members only.
Login Join Now