Hello all! Today, January 24, 2012 is the fourth annual State of the Union address from President Obama. The State of the Union address is a critical moment that all Presidents use as a platform for reflection and reassurance. Tonight, President Obama will more than likely reflect upon his time in office, his accomplishments, and his downfalls. I could go on about this subject, but the important thing to take away from this post is the relevancy of this annual address. A decent amount of young people are politically apathetic and have limited knowledge about past and/or current policy. This is not to say that this issue is not relevant for other age groups. It certainly is something that every age group struggles with; the ability to be fully informed and aware. However, instead of pointing out the shortfalls of groups in this nation, the speech by Obama tonight will hopefully be a learning experience. Click the link below for information about tonight’s speech:
For those who want to refresh their memory, down below is the State of the Union transcript and video from 2011. Enjoy!
State of the Union 2011 text: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/25/obama-state-of-the-union-_1_n_813478.html