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Old 06-07-2016, 07:22 AM
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Martin Luther King. I still get shivers when I listen to "I have a Dream".
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Who do you think made one of the best speeches in history ?

Lincoln's second inaugural.
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Old 06-07-2016, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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How about a consolation prize for best speech written by a dramatist in a historic play?


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A-yZNMWFqvM
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Old 06-07-2016, 06:50 PM
 
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Mario Cuomo. Keynote address at the Democrat's national convention in 1984.
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Old 06-07-2016, 06:52 PM
 
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Eisenhower's 1961 farewell address.

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/ike.htm

"Good judgment seeks balance and progress; lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration."
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Mario Cuomo. Keynote address at the Democrat's national convention in 1984.
Yes. Certainly for progressive Democrats, that was a truly inspiring address. But it boggles the mind imagining the current nominee-designate delivering such a speech..

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Old 06-07-2016, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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JFK's inaugural speech was pretty good, as well as the ones already noted.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:20 PM
 
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I'd say Lou Gehrig's farewell speech was very special. Always gives me chills.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl8R_9pCaDE

On a lighter note Bill Pullman had an epic speech in Independence Day

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QoLywiaM6PA
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Ike's military-industrial complex speech.

We should have listened.

Now, it's too late. We're owned and the corporations direct our politicians to wage wars for their profit.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Exeter, NH
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By far, Dwight D. Eisenhower's warning about the rise of the Military Industrial Complex: "We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations. This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government...In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist..." Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

Too bad it was already too late when he made the speech.
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