we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals
Can someone put that line into our constituition and every constituition of the world?
Tonight was really unforgettable.
The experience of watching history , on a common TV set as someone halfway across the world, 12 hours away, whom i’ve never met but have spoken too, and with millions of other such people — it is amazing.
This is the best of times, the worst of times.
I’m watching in anticipation.
To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.
To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West: Know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.
To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds.
And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect.
For the world has changed, and we must change with it.
Are we listening???!?!?