I wish Jed Bartlet was our president. Even if he is about to keel over and die, at least he can speak coherently, pronounce words properly, and occasionally use sentences free of cliche.
What is this talk about freedom? Freedom from what? Freedom to what? Oppressive regimes? Racial and class divides? Religious persecution? Vote? Live in peace? Become just like us? All of the above? If the ultimate goal of our generation is to advance the cause of freedom (which it isn't), how do we know where to start? How can we advance a cause we know nothing about?
Euphemism and cliche bother me. Politics, I realize, will never be free of them. Thankfully, I don't deal in politics. I deal in religion, the realm of straightforward, no-nonsense, concrete physical language.