Sunday, March 21, 2010

Health Care Reform

The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge -- I face this challenge with profound humility and knowledge of my own limitations, but I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people.

Because 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 when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless... this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal... this was the moment when we ended a war, and secured our nation, and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.

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, clinching the Democratic Nomination in St Paul Minnesota

Almost two years ago, I stood literally behind then Senator Obama as he spoke these words. I believed them then, and I believe them now.

I am so grateful that my children and children across our remarkable country will grow up never confronting the horrible choice of economic destitution or getting healthcare for themselves or their loved ones.

Thank you Mr. President.

1 comment:

Citizen Racer said...

So the same government that has racked up trillions in debt and near insolvency for medicare and social security, is supposed to be trustworthy with another massive entitlement program? Completely illogical ideology drove this. It's kind of like the person who wants to be married so badly they settle for the first agreeable party. Sadly, they soon find out the one thing worse than not being married is being married to the wrong person. If this were good legislation it would have passed long ago with broad bipartisan support.