The audacity of hope for a renewed America.

"For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace."

– President Barack Obama, Inaugural Address – January 20, 2009

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2 thoughts on “The audacity of hope for a renewed America.

  1. carole

    Loads of tissues and goosebumps here in the U.K too. So many moving moments, and, at last, a feeling of trust in your Commander-in-Chief.

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