Wow! The people have spoken. It is time for change. I stand before you today humbled and ready to serve. It has been a long journey and we are here at the avenue of change ready to turn the corner. Many said it couldn’t be done. Many have tried to silence out the desperate cries of the American people- But you have not been silenced. You could not be silenced. You have been heard.
Today we join as a people- not as politicians but as people united together for the cause of building a better America. Together, we will tackle and conquer the situations that plague us. We will build on the foundations of our strengths. Together we will hold each other accountable for the change- for the difference- for the impact that we as individuals and we as a nation can and must make in our world!
No longer will we accept the loss of our children through unnecessary and crippling wars. I’m not just talking about the wars being fought in Iran and Afghanistan– No- I’m talking about the wars that we fight every day right here at home. I’m talking about the wars of poor education and of unacceptable high school drop out rates. I’m talking about the attack against the American family. I’m talking about the wars of moral decay- the wars of violence and unfair justice. No longer will we accept defeat in the wars of outrageous gas prices, unfair and unobtainable medical health care, alarming home foreclosures, job closures and other things that cripple our economy and cripple our mind causing us to develop and operate in a poverty mentality!
We wanted change. Change is here. You are the change that is needed. Your voice carries weight and power. Your actions carry weight and power. Your passion for this country- your commitment to this country- your belief that we can develop and build children and people of great character- great visionaries- will fuel the change process. Your cries against injustice- Your demand for fair treatment will help birth the hope that has been dwelling and developing on the inside of us.
We have cried out that we don’t want recession, we demand progression! We want our sons and our daughters to have access to opportunities that we never had. We want to give our youth back the power to dream, the ability to hope, the faith to believe, the resources to obtain, the opportunity to develop their gifts and talents and the courage to use them to make positive contributions in our society.
We want to give our older Americans the assurance that all their hard work was not in vain. We want them to know that it is because of the seed they sowed, the wisdom they posses and the faith they had in God that helped us to get to where we are and it will help us keep going and growing and getting better. After all they have done, they shouldn’t have to worry about whether they will be able to afford their health care or receive their social security. They should and must have a sense of peace and enjoyment knowing that their latter years will be ever greater than the former years.
We have to continue to support our troops overseas and at home. We will make sure that they have the best resources and benefits for medical and mental health. Instead of abandoning them and making them fend for themselves after they have stood and defended us, we must and will defend them and take care of them.
We know that we are a powerful nation. We have the biggest fire power… but we also want to promote and set the example of friendship and peace among ourselves and among our neighboring countries. This nation will be exalted not by muscle flexing but by righteousness- by making right choices, setting right policies and treating people right.
We have to listen to the needs of the people. We have to do what it takes to help build our nation, build and maintain a strong economy andd protect all classes of our families- create better jobs and develop ways to create more local energy sources instead of being dependent on other nations for their supply. We have to take care of our planet and deal with global warming.
We have work to do America. It’s not easy work. We are getting ready to walk in extraordinary times! We need you to get your hopes and expectations up and get ready to be a part- to be the heartbeat of this positive progression. Every one can be a part of it. Everyone can rise to this occasion.
Get ready young people! Get ready older people! Get ready people of all races and creeds and colors! We have need of you. We have great expectation of you. We have work to do. Let’s fortify ourselves. Let’s roll up our sleeves. Let’s have a mind to work, a heart to believe in the vision of a better and greater America. Let’s charge the atmosphere with hope and great expectation! We have work to do! It’s a great work and we will not allow the work to be left unfinished. We are are a great people. We are a great nation destined to make great impacts, great discoveries and great positive and lasting changes not only here in American but in our world. We can do it. We will do it. We must do it!!
I’m here to serve and lead. I understand that the greatest leaders have servants hearts. I don’t take this opportunity and charge lightly. I’m ready to do my part because I know I am not doing this alone. With God’s guidance and strength and with the American people by my side, I’m not even worried. I know we will accomplish the job. I know we are ready and the time is now. I am humbled today. I am humbled and I am ready!
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve and lead a great people.
God bless America and let America bless God.