"Now we have people that lost [the election] and unfortunately wrong people in a couple
of positions and they leave people for a long time that shouldn’t be there and
all of a sudden they’re trying to take you out with bull shit."
Speech to Conservative Political Action Conference, March 2,
…That we here
highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation,
under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the
people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863.
This great Nation will endure as it
has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my
firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless,
unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert
retreat into advance. Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address,March 4, 1943
So, my fellow
Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for
your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for
you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. John F. Kennedy
Inaugural Address, January 17, 1961.
every mountainside, let freedom ring… And when this happens, and when we allow
freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from
every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of
God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and
Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro
spiritual: “Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are
free at last." Martin Luther King Jr., August 28, 1963.
our time…to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the
American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are
one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and
doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless
creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can. Barrack Obama,
Presidential Victory Speech, November 5,