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We believe that America's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of -- rising middle class.
We know that America -- -- every person can find independence and pride in the work.
When the -- -- honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship.
We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that if she -- the same chance to succeed as anybody else because she is an American.
She is free and -- of people not just.
But also in our -- Understand that I -- programs are inadequate to the needs of our time.
So we must -- new ideas and technology to remake our government.
-- our tax go.
Reform our schools and empower citizens with the skills they need to work harder learn more reach higher.
But -- the means won't change.
Our purpose -- -- A nation and the -- every effort and determination of every single American.
That's what this moment requires that is what will give the real meaning to our frequent.
Still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity.
We must make -- the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit.
But we -- just.
The belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this conflict.
And investing in the generation will build -- future.
-- we remember the lessons of our past.
When twilight years were spent in -- god.
And parents of the child with a disability had nowhere to turn.
We do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky.
-- happiness for the few who.
We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives.
Anyone of us.
At any time.
May face a job -- -- a sudden illness.
-- homes swept away at a terrible storm.
The commitments we make each other.
Through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security these things do not sap.
Meg just a nation of takers they get free -- to take the risks and that make this country great work.
-- The people.
Still believe -- our obligations as Americans.
We're not just to ourselves but all posterity do.
We -- respond to the threat of climate change.
Knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children.
And future generations.
-- -- still deny -- overwhelming judgment assignments.
But not gonna mourn the devastating impact of -- -- and crippling drought.
And more powerful storms.
The path towards sustainable energy sources won't be long and sometimes difficult.
But America cannot resist this transition.
We must leave it.
We cannot -- it to other nations the technology that will power new job a new industries we must claim its promise.
That's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure.
Our forests and waterways.
Are crop -- and snow capped peaks.
That is how we will preserve our planet.
Commanded to our care by god.
That's what will -- meaning to the creed and our fathers once declared.
Still believe it indoor and security and lasting peace do not require a perpetual war.
Our brave men and women in uniform.
Tempered by the flames of battle are unmatched in skill and courage.
Seared by the memory of those we've lost know too well the prices paid to liberty.
The knowledge of their sacrifice will keep us forever vigilant.
Against those who would do -- -- But we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just a war.
Who turns sworn enemies in the insurers to friends and we must carry -- lessons into this time as well.
We will defend our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and the rule of wrong.
We will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully and not because we are naive about the dangers we face.
But because engagement can more girly -- suspicion and treated.
America will remain in the anchor of strong alliances and every corner of the globe.
And we already knew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis brought.
For no -- -- greater state.
In a peaceful world -- most powerful nation.
-- support democracy from Asia to Africa from the Americas to the Middle East because our interest and our conscience compel us to.
Act on behalf of those who long for freedom.
And we must be a sort of hole.
To the poor.
The victims of prejudice.
Not out of mere charity but because he's in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that are common creed describes.
Tolerance and opportunity.
Declared today about it the most evident -- troops.
But all of us are created it.
-- -- -- The guy that stupid.
Does the guide and our forebears to Seneca -- and Selma and Stonewall.
Just that guided all those men and women and song and on some level footprints along this great moment.
To hear it preachers say it that we cannot walk alone.
King proclaimed that I.
Individual freedom is inextricably bound for the freedom -- -- up every so long -- It is not our.
Generations test to carry wrong.
What those five years beginning.
For our journey is not complete until our lives our mothers and daughters could earn a living equal to their efforts.
Our journey is not complete until our gay Brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law.
-- -- -- -- -- -- The love we commit to one another must be equal as well.
Our journey is not complete until no citizen -- forced to wait for hours to exercise the at the right to vote.
Hard journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving.
-- -- immigrants who still see America.
-- -- the land of opportunity.
I'll tell bright young students and engineers are -- -- -- our work force rather than expelled from.
From our country.
Our journey is not completed.
Until all our children.
From the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the -- lanes of new town.
No they are careful and cherished.
And always safe from --
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