This is Why Obama

But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. For when we have faced down impossible odds; when we’ve been told that we’re not ready, or that we shouldn’t try, or that we can’t, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people. Yes we can.

It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation. Yes we can.

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom through the darkest of nights. Yes we can.

It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness. Yes we can.

It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballot; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.

Yes we can to justice and equality.
Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.
Yes we can heal this nation.
Yes we can repair this world.
Yes we can.

Barak Obama, January 2008

It is my belief that we are engaged in a battle for the soul of America. We have a choice between someone who will lift us up and someone who puts us down with the cynical belief that we are too stupid to see through his lies.

We have a choice between facing into the 21st century or being dragged back into the comfortable and familiar Vietnam Era-Cold War-Culture War. Even horribly abused children will cry and grieve when removed from their brutal parents.

We have had an abusive government for eight years, but it’s familiar and Obama is not. Obama is the unknown. He’s a leap of faith. To me it’s a no-brainer. It’s leaping out of a burning building. To others? Yes, the building is burning but it’s familiar. It’s home.

Let’s make history. Let’s leave the old century behind and face into the future. It’s what Americans have always done. It’s what we need to do now.

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