Obama in Stumptown

I sure wish I would have known Barack was coming to Portland early enough to get a ticket to see him tomorrow. He continues to rise in my esteem especially after his speech this week. Even if you are not a Democrat or an Obama supporter, I believe this speech gives all of us hope that America can become a nation that lives up the high ideals it was founded upon….liberty, equality, justice.

“In the white community, the path to a more perfect union means acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination – and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past – are real and must be addressed. Not just with words, but with deeds – by investing in our schools and our communities; by enforcing our civil rights laws and ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system; by providing this generation with ladders of opportunity that were unavailable for previous generations. It requires all Americans to realize that your dreams do not have to come at the expense of my dreams; that investing in the health, welfare, and education of black and brown and white children will ultimately help all of America prosper.

In the end, then, what is called for is nothing more, and nothing less, than what all the world’s great religions demand – that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us. Let us be our brother’s keeper, Scripture tells us. Let us be our sister’s keeper. Let us find that common stake we all have in one another, and let our politics reflect that spirit as well.”


3 responses to “Obama in Stumptown

  1. Did I ever mention that I shook his hand? Maybe you should move to Kansas…

  2. (begin soapbox)

    he gives me hope too … hope that i won’t have to worry how my hard earned money will be spent. horray!


    i think those who founded this nation would have some serious issues here. not that Clinton or McCain are better. they’re all disasters (i’ll be voting “none of the above”). sorry i’m so snarky, but unless the country gets back to some sound financial policies soon we’re in for something much worse than a recession (which is our fault to begin with). we can’t live beyond our means forever without it catching up with us. doesn’t work for you or me … doesn’t work for a government.

    (end soapbox)

  3. According to the ntu chart, Paul looks like he would be willing to do something about rampant spending. I would be willing to vote for him before most other options. To bad he doesn’t seem to be an option.

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