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In Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, Obama expresses his concern regarding the economy of the nation and his goal of expanding equal opportunities for all Americans. Most importantly, Obama reminds the public that "For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and the determination of the American people upon which this nation relies." In addition to this concept is a message rallying behind the notion that democracy and the values of humanity should be spread to other nations. He proposes that swift and decisive action must be taken to stimulate growth. I wholeheartedly agree with Barack Obama that America needs to "step up to the plate" so to speak and take responsibility (with regard to our federal deficit, among other things...) for our obligations and to embrace them with honor, respect, and dignity. Lastly, I also agree with Obama when he states that "...we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals". Our government should be able to manage both effectively, efficiently, and with the quality that is most necessary.