Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Prez Barack Obama: 'We have chosen hope'

Here's an excerpt from President Barack Obama's inauguration speech:

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America — they will be met.
On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.
On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.
We remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.
In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned.


PUERTO RICO SUN WANTS TO KNOW

Gente, do you believe Barack Obama will help bring positive change for Puerto Rico? Do you think he will help resolve the island's political status issue?

Do you think boricuas and Latinos in the United States will make great strides with this new administration? I keep hearing all this black and white talk, so I'm wondering. In some ways, I find Latinos have been marginalized from all the media coverage, which is focusing on how blacks and whites feel...

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