We Did Not Come Here to Fear the Future

The conclusion of a great speech last night by some guy named Barack: 

I understand that the politically safe move would be to kick the can
further down the road — to defer reform one more year, or one more
election, or one more term.

But that is not what the moment calls for. That's not what we came
here to do. We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape
it. I still believe we can act even when it's hard.

(Applause.) I still
believe — I still believe that we can act when it's hard. I still
believe we can replace acrimony with civility, and gridlock with
progress. I still believe we can do great things, and that here and now
we will meet history's test.

Because that's who we are. That is our calling. That is our character.

This question — will we face the facts, and rise to the occasion, or will fear and inertia determine our fate — is the central question we face today as a people. This is true not just on health care, but on the economy as well, and for that matter, on the fate of our planetary environment.

Frankly, the President has more faith in the American people than I do, but that's why I love him.

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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