Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Change Has Come, Indeed
Our nation stands on the cusp of change this night. I pray that the ideals of our new leader may prevail. I pray that we, as a nation, move beyond labels and the fear they generate, special interests and the injustice they breed, partisanship and the breakdown of government that is it's result. I pray that this professor of constitutional law will restore that venerable document to its rightful place of honor in the political arena.
"Well, I say to them tonight, there's not a liberal America and a conservative America — there's the United States of America. There's not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there's the United States of America. The pundits like to slice-and-dice our country into Red States and Blue States; Red States for Republicans, Blue States for Democrats. But I've got news for them, too. We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States. There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and patriots who supported it. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America."
Barack Obama, DNC 2004
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