Congratulations Mr. President-Elect, Yes you can!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Today, Barack Obama, the President-elect, is living the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. On 28th August 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., Martin Luther King delivered one of the most powerful speeches in the history of mankind.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today!
His "I have a dream" speech electrified the crowd gathered to protest against racism. "It is regarded, along with Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Franklin D. Roosevelt's Infamy Speech, as one of the finest speeches in the history of American oratory [wiki]." Take a look at that famous "I have a dream" speech, full text here.



Forty five years later, Americans finally fulfilled the dream of Martin Luther King. Americans sent a message to the world that they are not just a collection of Red States and blue states, but they are "United States of America". Who else can reflect that message better than Barack Obama, the first African-American president of America,
"It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled - Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America."
Here is Obama's Victory Speech: "Change Has Come To America", delivered at Grand Park Chicago. Full text of Victory speech here.

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