2014.08.03【英译中】谁将代表公众利益?(5)

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发表于:2014-08-03 18:37 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

In other times, I could stand here and give this kind of exposition on the beliefs of the Democratic Party and that would be enough. But today that is not enough. People want more. That is not sufficient reason for the majority of the people of this country to vote Democratic.

若是在以前,我能站在这里,进行这种关于民主党信念的阐述,就足够了。但是在今天,这样还不够。

 We have made mistakes. We realize that. In our haste to do all things for all people, we did not foresee the full consequences of our actions.

我们犯了错误,并且意识到了。我们轻率地对所有人民做了许多事,没有周全得考虑后果。

 And when the people raised their voices, we didn't hear. But our deafness was only a temporary condition, and not an irreversible condition.

当人民呐喊,我们没有倾听。我们的忽视只是个暂时的错误,我们会改变这样的状况。

Even as I stand here and admit that we have made mistakes, I still believe that as the people of America sit in judgment on each party, they will recognize that our mistakes were mistakes of the heart. They'll recognize that.

尽管当我站在这里承认我们的错误,我依然深信虽然美国人民对每个政党做出评论,他们会发现我们的错误是由心而生,他们会意识到。

And now we must look to the future. Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans.

现在我们必须展望未来。让我们倾听人民的声音,体察人民的感受。如果我们不这么做,如果我们仅仅亵渎我们的政治传统,我们就会忽略维系所有美国人的纽带。

 Many fear the future. Many are distrustful of their leaders, and believe that their voices are never heard. Many seek only to satisfy their private work wants. To satisfy their private interests.

许多人害怕未来,许多人怀疑他们的领袖,感觉自己的心声不被倾听。许多人只是为了满足个人工作需求,满足个人兴趣。

But this is the great danger America faces. That we will cease to be one nation and become instead a collection of interest groups: city against suburb, region against region, individual against individual.

但这是美国面临的巨大危机:我们将不再是一个国家,而被利益集团的组合所取代:城市对乡村,区对区,个人对个人。

Each seeking to satisfy private wants. If that happens, who then will speak for America? Who then will speak for the common good?

      每个人都只追寻个人利益。如果这样的事情发生,谁将为美国代言,谁将为公众利益代言?

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