Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Commencement address by Barack Obama
|Absolutely incredible piece. No way to cut and paste this.... just go read it:|
“What will be my place in history?”
gleefully stolen from MakesMeRalph
update: I can't resist this paragraph
"None of this will come easy. Every one of us will have to work more, read more, train more, think more. We will have to slough off bad habits – like driving gas guzzlers that weaken our ecomony and feed our enemies abroad. Our kids will have to turn off the TV sets and put away the video games and start hitting the books. We will have to reform institutions, like our public schools, that were designed for an earlier time. Republicans will have to recognize our collective responsibilities, even as Democrats recognize that we have to do more than just defend the old programs.
It won’t be easy, but it can be done. It can be our future. We have the talent and the resources and the brainpower. But now we need the political will. We need a national commitment.
And we need you."