Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Moments after President Donald Trump delivered his inaugural address, now-former President Barack Obama broke precedent and delivered a final goodbye speech to his staff and supporters. Here's the full text of his address.
I wanted to try to bring this speech up to date so that it would be easier to read. I looked around to see if anyone else had already attempted it and I came across this modern, slang, translation which I wound up using as a foundation for doing my own translation below. I retained some words or phrases from Randall Munro's translation and would like to give him credit, but have made a great many changes that I felt were better in line with Washington's original text.
This represents how I feel George Washington would sound if he was talking to me today; on my level. While the slang version was fun and easy to read, I felt that it lost some of the respect and detail that I hoped to preserve.
I welcome any insight as to how I can further improve any phrases or paragraphs. You'll find that I've tried to keep the same structure, beginning and ending each paragraph in unison with the original, for easy comparison.
I have weighed my choice against the duty each person has for their country. I thank you for your trust so far.
I just think me quitting is a good idea on all counts. I tried to quit the first time, but the country was in trouble and everyone around was begging me to abandon the idea of quitting.
Things are running smoothly enough right now that I feel no one can complain or disapprove of my determination to retire. I feel even more gratitude for the confidence that you have all had in me. Retirement calls and I welcome it. I find comfort in knowing that common sense allows me to leave politics, but that my patriotism is not weakened by the choice.
I sense a danger which compels me to offer you some advice to which I hope you listen to and review frequently. I give this council as the warnings of a parting friend who can not possibly hope to gain from such council, nor have any personal bias in giving it.
I remember, and am encouraged by, how you have indulged me in my councils on similar occasions in the past. In fact it represents that very liberty which you so highly prize. But it's not always going to be this way.
Enemies, both internal and external, will make every effort, go through any pain, and use every form of leverage conceivable often covert or by secret combination to try and divide this nation or make you lose faith in it. It is of infinite importance that you unify as one nation, indivisible, cherishing a patriotic attachment that is immovable.Free Essay: 1 An analysis of George Washington’s Farewell Address shows that there were three points he wanted to stress.
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