That said, should you persist in resisting the televised transfer of power, here are a few alternatives to watching Trump place his hand on Lincoln's bible.
September 5, 2015Whatever words people contacted by polling organizations associate with Hillary Clinton, women all over the globe associate Hillary Clinton with the speech. This is that speech. These are the words that billions of women associate with Hillary.
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This was one of Hillary's most impressive speeches as secretary of state. Specifically, this important segment hit me right in the brain. I hope, if you have never encountered it, that it impresses you as well.
... we are acting on scientific information. In particular, we are focusing on the 1,000-day window of opportunity between pregnancy and two years of age. Why is that? Because we now know conclusively from brain research that is the time when a child’s cognitive, intellectual, and physical development is at most risk. We know that academic ability in school is now directly related to how well-nourished a child was before and after birth. We even know that a child’s earning potential as an adult is still connected to how well-nourished that little baby was. A healthy 1,000 days changes the course of a child’s life, and I would argue it also significantly benefits communities and even countries, because healthy children who get off to a good start will be more productive members of the workforce.You might also want to check out this speech.
So good nutrition in those first thousand says lays the foundation for health, development, and even prosperity for the next generation.
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December 6, 2011... At three o’clock in the morning on December 10th, 1948, after nearly two years of drafting and one last long night of debate, the president of the UN General Assembly called for a vote on the final text. Forty-eight nations voted in favor; eight abstained; none dissented. And the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted. It proclaims a simple, powerful idea: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. And with the declaration, it was made clear that rights are not conferred by government; they are the birthright of all people. It does not matter what country we live in, who our leaders are, or even who we are. Because we are human, we therefore have rights. And because we have rights, governments are bound to protect them.
In the 63 years since the declaration was adopted, many nations have made great progress in making human rights a human reality. Step by step, barriers that once prevented people from enjoying the full measure of liberty, the full experience of dignity, and the full benefits of humanity have fallen away. In many places, racist laws have been repealed, legal and social practices that relegated women to second-class status have been abolished, the ability of religious minorities to practice their faith freely has been secured.
In most cases, this progress was not easily won. People fought and organized and campaigned in public squares and private spaces to change not only laws, but hearts and minds. And thanks to that work of generations, for millions of individuals whose lives were once narrowed by injustice, they are now able to live more freely and to participate more fully in the political, economic, and social lives of their communities.
Now, there is still, as you all know, much more to be done to secure that commitment, that reality, and progress for all people. Today, I want to talk about the work we have left to do to protect one group of people whose human rights are still denied in too many parts of the world today. In many ways, they are an invisible minority. They are arrested, beaten, terrorized, even executed. Many are treated with contempt and violence by their fellow citizens while authorities empowered to protect them look the other way or, too often, even join in the abuse. They are denied opportunities to work and learn, driven from their homes and countries, and forced to suppress or deny who they are to protect themselves from harm.
I am talking about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, human beings born free and given bestowed equality and dignity, who have a right to claim that, which is now one of the remaining human rights challenges of our time. I speak about this subject knowing that my own country’s record on human rights for gay people is far from perfect. Until 2003, it was still a crime in parts of our country. Many LGBT Americans have endured violence and harassment in their own lives, and for some, including many young people, bullying and exclusion are daily experiences. So we, like all nations, have more work to do to protect human rights at home.
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As for me, I will be watching the TV broadcast of the inauguration primarily because Hillary will be there and, of course, I follow her. That's my "job." But also I will be watching because it is an important moment in the history of my country. Even if it bodes ill, I need to witness this history. One of my best friends was a high school kid when the Nazis marched into her French village. She witnessed that and, as a child, carried arms for the Resistance. I sat with my Hungarian-American mother as a little kid and watched Soviet tanks roll into Budapest. Why on earth would I not watch as a candidate who was assisted by an inimical foreign power takes the oath of office? I should witness this.
We need to keep the records! We need to record the history and remember it. If the man who got swept in by reality TV ratings and Russian hacking turns into something we have never seen on our shores, we ought to be able to remember that moment, just as we remember casting our votes for Hillary Clinton.
The ratings dip, if there is one, will not do anything. So bite the bullet and watch Hillary watch him take the oath. You know she knows it by heart. You might want to cry, and that is OK. Here are some tissues. But you should, after all this work, be a witness. We fought the good fight. We are ready for all the fights to come.
Love Trumps hate. True. Love conquers all!