“the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things”

Today is a big day for our nation, as we listened to the inaugural address, the call for makers, scientists, engineers and roll-up-your-sleeve values came across loud and clear… Politics aside, here’s to the the next 4 years everyone, let’s make it great, together.

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted – for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things – some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act – not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do.

8 thoughts on ““the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things”

  1. Robin Debreuil says:

    I really think we’re going to make it after all.

  2. zof says:

    I agree and I hope the next 4 years does more for science and innovation then any previous 4 year period in history. Here is to the next 1461 days and making the best of every one of them.

  3. Jack says:

    It’s amazingly encouraging to head our nation’s new leader talking about science, education, technology (and making). I pray that the words now become reality.

  4. Phillip Torrone says:

    hello anonymous commenter, i removed your comment – you’re welcome to post constructive criticisms but we’re not going to have the same old tired arguments and name calling from the past. feel free to email me if you’d like to talk about adding your comment here with some edits.

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