Monday, January 21, 2008

Barack Obama Speaks at Dr. King's Church

This is an absolutely beautiful speech. It is worth every second. This is a leader's words. No doubt. Wow.


"Unity is the great need of the hour - the great need of this hour. Not because it sounds pleasant or because it makes us feel good, but because it's the only way we can overcome the essential deficit that exists in this country.

I'm not talking about a budget deficit. I'm not talking about a trade deficit. I'm not talking about a deficit of good ideas or new plans.

I'm talking about a moral deficit. I'm talking about an empathy deficit. I'm taking about an inability to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we are our brother's keeper; we are our sister's keeper; that, in the words of Dr. King, we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny.

We have an empathy deficit when we're still sending our children down corridors of shame - schools in the forgotten corners of America where the color of your skin still affects the content of your education."

3 comments:

Paul Newell said...

Stunning. Beautiful. Inspiring.

More than that. A vision.

Dr. King's dream realized. Mine too.

Phil said...
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Phil said...

That is a vote I will be proud to cast!