President Obama says we have to make the hard choices of cutting the cost of healthcare and reducing our deficit, but we can't harm our future in doing so.

In his second inaugural address, Obama said the problems we are facing free us to take the risks that make our country great.  He said Americans will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that failure to do so will impact future generations.  Obama no one can deny the impact of dangerous fires and crippling storms.  The President we need to preserve the planet that has been, quote, "commanded to our care by God."  Obama said we know that enduring freedom and peace does not mean we need to be in "perpetual war."