SPEECHES, MORE SPEECHES
“America needs jobs, not speeches,” said Sen. Jim DeMint before President Obama stepped before a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8, brimming with job-creation proposals. Expensive ones.
Meanwhile, the South Carolina Republican has a point. Mr. Obama is a man of many speeches: He’s made 1,000 since taking office, this according to the American Future Fund, which laboriously tallied the number of those multiple heartfelt proclamations. Enough, already, the advocacy group says. It has created a petition for weary citizens; yes, it asks Mr. Obama to cool down the speeches and heat up workable policy. Find the petition here: www.nomorespeeches.com.
“Not only is prayer appropriate for this ceremony, it is indeed necessary to adequately commemorate the tragic events of a decade ago. For many, 9/11 is not a distant memory. It’s still very real. Many face day-to-day struggles to cope with the loss of loved ones. Prayer brings many comfort and solace,” Mr. Sekulow says.
The USS New York, with more than 7 tons of steel from the World Trade Center built into its bow, transported families of 9/11 victims and first responders from Nor folk, Va., to New York for the 10th anniversar y of the attacks.