- "The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it – and the glow from that fire can truly light the world. And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country." U.S. President John F. Kennedy inaugural address January 20, 1961.
- Today's teen to the parent or guardian: Ask me what else you can do for me.
In occasion of the second term inaugural of President Barack Obama and the unwillingness of the opposition to work with the Executive brunch of government.