“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
An amazing speech from President Obama, delivering his Second Inaugural Address, on January 21, 2013 focusing on unity and progress for the American people. A few memorable quotes:
“We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional — what makes us American — is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago.”
“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”
“My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it — so long as we seize it together.”