Obama Ipsum

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They stood on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, as the blows of billy clubs rained down. King delivered his prayer for our country. Those stories - of survival, and freedom, and hope - became our story, my story; the blood that had spilled was our blood, the tears our tears; until this black church, on this bright day, seemed once more a vessel carrying the story of a people into future generations and into a larger world. Their experience is the immigrant experience - as far as they're concerned, no one's handed them anything, they've built it from scratch. These are the Americans that I know. For human history has often been a record of nations and tribes subjugating one another to serve their own interests.

We need to heed the biblical call to care for "the least of these" and lift the poor out of despair. That's the change we need right now. And I've seen it in this campaign. And we will match promising Muslim students with internships in America; invest in on-line learning for teachers and children around the world; and create a new online network, so a teenager in Kansas can communicate instantly with a teenager in Cairo.

John Kerry calls on us to hope. So one Sunday, I put on one of the few clean jackets I had, and went over to Trinity United Church of Christ on 95th Street on the South Side of Chicago. It's not enough, but it's helping. In South Carolina, where the Confederate Flag still flies, we built a powerful coalition of African Americans and white Americans. Meanwhile, the struggle for women's equality continues in many aspects of American life, and in countries around the world.

But if we do, I can tell you that in the next election, we'll be talking about some other distraction. This same story can be told by people from South Africa to South Asia; from Eastern Europe to Indonesia.

They're telling me that their conversation about what it means to be Catholic continues. We the people, in order to form a more perfect union." We can pounce on some gaffe by a Hillary supporter as evidence that she's playing the race card, or we can speculate on whether white men will all flock to John McCain in the general election regardless of his policies. They all have different stories and reasons. Likewise, it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit - for instance, by dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should wear.

Thank you, God Bless you, and God Bless the United States of America.