SACRIFICE ( any gender, late thirties to late life)
Ladies and gentlemen: Never before have I been so inspired and yet so humbled. It is appropriate that I take my sacred oath here, in the city where our pioneers built this country and made their sacrifices. Ours is now both the sacrifice and the glory to claim.
The glory we seek is not one of conquest but of love. Our country leads this planet because we above all others work and fight for the rights of all humans. To be a citizen in our country is to be a soldier of love.
Now, more than ever, the forces of hate threaten human rights. Naturally they would want nothing more than to bring us down. We must not allow it.
A country with the most powerful weapon in the world is a country that can persuade the forces of hate to drop their own weapons. And so our new weapon is not an instrument of war but of peace.
Naturally and sadly, our enemies will not take it on good faith that our weapon is functional. Therefore, we must demonstrate its power, if only on a small scale. A fragment of the weapon will be released and our enemies shall behold its power.
We are not a country of war, we are a country of love and of sacrifice. We are allowing three days for the evacuation, before we release the weapon and level this, our founding city, to dust. Our enemies shall behold-
Yes, I believe you all are correct to be getting a move on... we are a country of action. We are blessed.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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