Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Good Day for America

Barack Obama is nominated today as the Democratic Party's candidate for President:
I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream -- a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The American dream, ever a work in progress, is taking a big step forward today. I may be opposed to Barack Obama because of the quality of his ideas, but that makes me no less proud of my country for this long-overdue day having finally arrived.

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