Wednesday, June 04, 2008

This Is the Moment

Last night was the moment: the first black nominee for President of the United States. Whether you will vote for him or not, take a minute to consider that when Barack Obama was born in 1961, he was not guaranteed the right to vote. People died so that last night could happen. I don't know nearly enough about them, but I am grateful. Because of them and many others, my daughter can live a free and equal life in America with me. Because of them my daughter can participate fully in shaping our world through the changes to come.

This is the moment I am sure this is possible.

If we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment. . . . This was the moment – this was the time – when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves, and our highest ideals.
-- Barack Obama, June 3, 2008

P.S.: Oh yeah . . . pound it, baby!

1 comment:

Abby said...

Great post! I'll admit, I'm not familiar with some of the names on that list either. TD Jakes also wrote an insightful article that was posted on CNN (I'm sorry, I don't have the link).

Happy Voting,