Saturday, June 7, 2008

Highest Ideals

"I have found that this co-operation happens not because we agree upon everything but because behind all the false labels and false divisions and categories that define us~~~Americans are a decent, generous compassionate people united by common challenges and common hopes and every so often there are moments which call upon this fundamental goodness to make this country great again...

...so it has been for every generation that faced down the greatest challenges and the most improbable odds to leave their children a world that is better and kinder and more just and so it must be for us...

America this is our moment...

I face this challenge with profound humility and knowledge of my own limitations
but I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people...

Generations from now we will be able to look back and tell our children...

this was the moment, this was the time
when we came together to remake this great nation
so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals"

Barack Obama, June 3, 2008, St. Paul, Minnesota

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