Barack Obama Acceptance Speech: A More Perfect Union

Barack Obama: A More Perfect Union Speech

Last night as I watched the thousands of cheering voters usher in our new President elect- Barack Obama, I couldn't help but feel immensely proud to be part of this great nation. Last nights election truly showed our true colors as Americans, and it wasn't the colors of race, it was the colors of A More Perfect Union. Barack Obama's acceptance speech hit the mark on so many points.

As I watched the nationalities of every race, color and creed usher in a new and historic moment, I was moved to believe that somehow last night The United States of America had grown up not only as a country, but as a people. To think that just 50 years ago, last night would have seemed an impossibility in America, and that we had somehow last night transcended a barrier that was not only overcome but was shattered - the racial divide.

I never thought I would see the day in American history where it was a possibility for a black man to be President, a woman to have been the the runner up and another woman to be the potential Vice president.

These are truly historic times we are living in...

America Needed This Victory

For those that voted for and are mourning over John McCain's loss, please don't be sad for long. In these turbulent times, Americans needed this victory - we needed the hope that comes along with change and the reality that in America dreams can become real and wounds can be healed.

Last nights historic event reminds us that America is alive and well, that the Democracy we all love and honor is working at it's fullest and finest: The voice of the American People has spoken loud and clear: Change is in the air, and whether we are ready or not, there is no turning back.

And as we move forward in this life changing moment: we need to continue to strive towards attaining that More Perfect Union so eloquently shared by Barack Obama many months ago in his famous speech: A More Perfect Union. In the pages of history to follow us, this stirring acceptance speech will surely be considered one of the most eloquent and moving speeches in American History.

Barack Obamas Speech: A More Perfect Union

A More Perfect Union Challenges Us To Be Better

Yes we will all still have our differences; that is what makes America truly great and special. Yes we will all not agree on the same issues, to do so would only make us puppets in a cloned world. But puppets we are not, every single one of us has a different fingerprint to contribute on this earth, and a purpose for being here.

The greatest purpose of our short stay here is to love one another. In a world filled with too much hatred and ambition, a More Perfect Union challenges us to be better people, to be better team players not based on race, religion or ideas but rather based on love and the ideal that here in America we can be better; we can shatter racial divides; we can overcome adversity; we can love one another unconditionally and most importantly, together we can love one another back to health.

Last night I saw it happen, and I believe that we can come out of the mire of unsure times and the pit of financial despair to not only show that it's possible but that WE CAN! Obama's acceptance speech gives us hope....and a can do attitude.

A More Perfect Union? I believe it has already begun.

(Dorsi Diaz is a freelance writer/publisher on the internet and writes about political issues, controversial topics and conspiracies)

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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Great hub. I can feel the change already...and I like it. Even though I'm in Canada I was overjoyed


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Storytellersrus 8 years ago from Stepping past clutter

I received an email from a friend in Italy who was so excited and supportive. It is quite gratifying to hear from citizens of other countries. Pray for Obama's safety and for our ability to overcome these horrific obstacles. It won't be easy but what wonderful hope is again inspiring our generally optimistic American spirit! I feel quite relieved.


danamisi 8 years ago

I walked into a local convenience store and heard some very rude racial comments this morning which thouroughly disgusted me. Whether anyone voted for him or not HE IS the President elect and deserves the respect of that title. I am ashamed of these comments but very much loved and agree with your hub Dorsi.


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

I voted for Obama and I am happy with the results. Statistics and studies have shown the US fairs better under Democratic administrations, which are times when the economy is stronger, unemployment is lower, and overall people just feel more positive about their economic situation. Democrats are not magicians, but since World War II the Democratic party has been the party on the forefront of Civil Rights movement and economic equality. After World War II Truman desegregated the military, which was a move that angered the good old boys club of which he was a part.

In the 1960's Kennedy helped to further open the door for Civil Rights by sending the army to make sure African-American students could attend an all white college for the first time. He was instrumental for pushing for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that would be passed after his death. Johnson went further with the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Although Johnson had voted against desegregation measures proposed by Truman, he did so simply to be in line with his fellow Southern politicians.

Johnson had supported minorities in many ways, beginning by being a school teacher in a segregated school and working his way up to being a member of Congress. He eventually would embrace full equality by signing the Voting Rights Act, which eliminated the poll tax and literacy tests and allowed all African to truly vote for the first time almost a hundred years after the Constitutional amendment had first given African-American men the right to vote.

Democrats have continued to be supportive of Civil Rights and open the doors to more equality, but there is no denying Obama has worked hard to get to where he is. Some say he was only elected because of his ethnicity, but this is far from the case. Nevertheless, it is a proud moment in American history when a multi-racial person can run and be elected to the highest office in the United States because of their qualifications.


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Amen, Dorsi- There's a great sigh of relief... here in America and around the world.


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Chef Jeff 8 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

The people who founded this nation knew it was not yet perfect.  Indeed, they knew it would never be perfected in their lifetimes.  The wisest knew it might never be perfected at all, but would always be reaching for perfection.

I had to laugh at people who said things like they never doubted this or that about "The American People", speaking as if the American people were one, monolythic block lockstep for this or that.

We are still arguing the superiority of state's rights vs federal rights, an issue thought solved in April, 1865, and we are still a nation with racists.

It may be true that there are not as many racists as there were a few decades ago, but racists are still with us.

When the day comes that we all realize that race is an artificial construct, a made up concept, that we are all one, single species, not a collection of races, we will have crossed one more hurdle in our perpetual quest for perfection of the union.

Great hub, indeed, excellent hub!

Cheers!

Chef Jeff


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hubby7 8 years ago from Chicago

I actually agree with Jeff. Race is an artificial construct. It is human-made concept imposed upon people. As to racists, I believe that they will always be with us. The point is not to eliminate them but to control them. And yes, for all people of good hearts and good will, Obama's win was a great thing not just for the American people, but also for the World!

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Mighty Mom 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

I haven't felt this good in a long, long time! Thanks for a great hub.


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lemmyC 6 years ago from UK

Enjoyed reading your hub. Keep up with the good work.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Dorsi

Jan. 2009 President Barack Obama

'Barack Obama: A More Perfect Union Speech''

JUST A REMINDER

On Thurs., Sept 22, 2011,at 9:00pm ET Fox News and Google are sponsoring the Republican Presidential debate from Florida. AN OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION

There definitely will be comments on President Barack Obama’s ‘’Deficit Reduction Plan ‘’announced on Mon. Sept.19, 2011 in the Whitehouse rose garden.


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Dorsi 5 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Thank you Jon for the info.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Dorsi

Today it was reported that for the past 5 years, the Social Security Trust fund has paid $400 billion to dead federal employees. Forging one’s name is a crime, the taxpayers need to demand repayment and prosecution. see

The Senator Coburn Report July 21, 2011

Back in the black, the SOLUTION

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tVJ2gqqKWs

A past President once said ‘’ government is not the solution, government is the problem’’.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Dorsi

WHAT candidate Obama promised before being elected is far from what the people expected when they voted for him and the Democrats.

Check this story

Costly Regulations Cost Us American Jobs

According to a September 2010 report from the Small Business Administration, total regulatory costs amount to $1.75 trillion annually—enough money for businesses to provide 17.5 million private sector jobs with an average salary of $100,000. As of 2008, small businesses—which have created 64 percent of all new jobs in the past 15 years—face an annual regulatory cost of $10,585 per employee, which is 36 percent higher than the regulatory cost facing large firms.

The Obama Jobs Bill gives business a tax credit ( tax credit is short term, ends in 2012) which is not enough to hire new workers. Again Smoke and Mirrors.

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