[00:00.00]喜欢irrting.com，就把irrting.com复制到QQ个人资料中！I should be destitute of feeling if I was not deeply affected by the strong proof which my fellow_citizens have given me of the their confidence in calling me to the high office whose functions I am about to assume.
[00:11.95]As the expression of their good opinion of my conduct in the public service,
[00:15.95]I derive from it a gratification which those who are conscious of having done all that they could to merit it can alone feel.
[00:23.36]My sensibility is increased by a just estimate of the importance of the trust and of the nature and extent of its duties,
[00:30.38]with the proper discharge of which the highest interests of a great and free people are intimately connected.
[00:36.54]Conscious of my own deficiency,I cannot enter on these duties without great anxiety for the result.
[00:42.55]From a just responsibility I will never shrink,
[00:45.54]calcuating with confidence that in my best efforts to promote the public welfare my motives will always be duly appreciated,
[00:52.96]and my conduct be viewed with that candor and indulgence which I have experienced in other stations.
[00:59.04]From the commencement of our Revolution to the present day almost forty years have elapsed,
[01:03.79]and from the establishment of this Constitution twenty_eight.
[01:07.57]Through this whole term the Government has been what may emphatically be called self_government.
[01:12.79]And what has been the effect?
[01:14.63]To whatever object we turn our attention,whether it relates to our foreign or domestic concerns,
[01:19.96]we find abundant cause to felicitate ourselves in the excellence of our institutions.
[01:25.54]During a period fraught with difficulties and marked by very extraordinary events the United States have flourished beyond example.
[01:33.35]Their citizens individually have been happy and the nation prosperous.
[01:38.21]To secure us against these dangers our coast and inland frontiers should be fortified,
[01:42.31]our Army and Navy,regulated upon just principles as to the force of each,
[01:46.88]be kept in perfect order,and our militia be placed on the best practicable footing.
[01:52.97]To put our extensive coast in such a state of defense as to secure our cities and interior from invasion coast in such a state of defense as to secure our cities and interior from invasion will be attended with expense,
[02:01.39]but the work when finished will be permanent,and it is fair to presume that a single campaign of invasion by a naval force superior to our own,
[02:09.17]aided by a few thousand land troops,would expose us to greater expense,
[02:14.21]without taking into the estimate the loss of property and distress of our citizens,than would be sufficient for this great work.
[02:21.62]Our land and naval forces should be moderate,
[02:24.68]but adequate to the necessary purposes_the former to garrison and preserve our fortifications and to meet the first invasions of a foreign,
[02:33.43]and ,while constituting the elements of a greater force,
[02:37.28]to preserve the science as well as all the necessary implements of war in a state to be brought into activity in the event of war;
[02:44.99]the latter,retained within the limits proper in a state of peace,
[02:48.91]might aid in maintaining the neutrality of the United States with dignity in the wars of other powers and in saving the property of their citizens from spoliation.
[02:57.66]In time of war,with the enlargement of which the great naval resources of the country render it susceptible,
[03:03.31]and which should be duly fostered in time of peace,it would contribute essentially,
[03:08.60]both as an auxiliary of defense and as a powerful engine of annoyance,
[03:13.25]to diminish the calamities of war and to bring the war to a speedy and honorable termination.
[03:19.01]But it ought always to be held prominently in view that the safety of these States,
[03:23.29]and of everything dear to a free people must depend in an eminent degree on the militia.
[03:28.87]Invasions may be made too formidable to be resisted by any land,
[03:32.80]and naval force which it would comport either with the principles of our Government or the circumstances of the United States to maintain.
[03:40.57]In such cases recourse must be had to the great body of the people,
[03:45.22]and in a manner to produce the best effect.
[03:48.06]It is of the highest importance,therefore,that they be so organized and trained as to be prepared for any emergency.
[03:55.55]The arrangement should be such as to to put at the command of the Government the ardent patriotism and youthful vigor of the country.
[04:02.75]If formed on equal and just principles,it can not be oppressive.
[04:06.92]It is the crisis which makes the pressure,and not the laws which provide a remedy for it.
[04:12.61]This arrangement should be formed,too,in time of peace,to be the better prepared for war.
[04:18.62]With such an organization of such a people the United States have nothing to dread from foreign invasion.
[04:24.82]At its approach an overwhelming force of gallant men might always be put in motion.
[04:30.40]In the Administrations of the illustrious men who have preceded me in this high station,
[04:34.93]with some of whom I have been connected by the closest ties from early life,
[04:39.40]examples are presented which will always be found highly instructive and useful to their successors.
[04:45.52]From these I shall endeavor to derive all the advantages which they may afford.Of my immediate predecessor,under whom so important a portion of this great and successful experiment has been made,
[04:58.66]I shall be pardoned for expressing my earnest wishes that he may long enjoy in his retirement the affections of a grateful country,
[05:06.43]the best reward of exalted talents and the most faithful and meritorious service.
[05:12.01]Relying on the aid to be derived from the other departments of the Government,
[05:15.65]I enter on the trust to which I have been called by the suffrages of my fellow_citizens with my fervent prayers to the Almighty,
[05:22.38]that He will be graciously pleased to continue to us that protection which He has already so conspicuously displayed in our favor.
- [英语演讲] 视频: cctv英语演讲比赛
- [英语演讲] TED演讲《一次教一个孩子》高清版在线观看 中英文字幕
- [英语演讲] TED演讲《如何用创新来克服危机》高清版在线观看 中英文字幕
- [英语演讲] 随心所欲练口Topic06
- [英语演讲] TED演讲《单词的诞生》高清版在线观看 中英文字幕
- [英语演讲] 美国总统布什每日发言 美国总统每周电台演讲(2007-12-22)
- [英语演讲] 布莱尔首相演讲:The Pre-Budget Report
- [英语演讲] TED演讲 如何拯救你所不知的鲨鱼 中英文字幕 视频在线观看
- [英语演讲] 21世纪英语听力（MP3+文本）
- [英语演讲] 美国20世纪最伟大的演讲10Lyndon Baines Johnson - We Shall Overcome
- 奥巴马演讲 Obama launches reelection campaign with e-mail, web video
- 奥巴马演讲 President Obama Calls on the American People to Make their Voices Heard
- 奥巴马演讲 Weekly Address: Renewing America’s Global Leadership
- 奥巴马演讲 Strengthening the American Education System
- 奥巴马演讲 Weekly Address: Ensuring a Fair Shot for the Middle Class