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Archives for January 1993

On The Pulse Of Morning: Maya Angelou’s Inaugural Poem

This is Maya Angelou’s Inaugural poem, delivered at President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration.

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First Inaugural Speech: President Bill Clinton

William Jefferson (‘Bill’) Clinton was sworn into his first term as the 42nd President of the United States at 12 noon on January 20, 1993.

Clinton, a Democrat, was the former Governor of Arkansas. He defeated President George H.W. Bush to become the first Democrat to win a presidential election since Jimmy Carter in 1976.

President William J. Clinton’s First Inaugural Speech.

My fellow citizens:

Today we celebrate the mystery of American renewal.

This ceremony is held in the depth of winter. But, by the words we speak and the faces we show the world, we force the spring.

A spring reborn in the world’s oldest democracy, that brings forth the vision and courage to reinvent America. [Read more…]

Liberal Party Video: Fightback!

The Liberal Leader of the Opposition, Dr. John Hewson, released his Fightback! policy in November 1991.

The centrepiece of the plan was a 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Prime Minister Bob Hawke responded clumsily to Fightback! and this contributed to his toppling by Paul Keating in December 1991.

Negative reaction to Fightback! led to Hewson removing food from the GST and relaunching Fightback! in December 1992. [Read more…]