Posted by: Kirsty | January 20, 2009

President Obama


“For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act – not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. All this we will do… For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers.””

Read the full text of President Obama’s speech here.



  1. I noticed -and very much appreciated- the mentioning of non-believers as well. Obama’s speech had such a different tone to it. It was refreshing and eloquent.

  2. When listening to the speech I was struck by the very same sentences you emphasized! What a marvellous contrast with the Bush administration.

  3. Hooray for science! even if he does nothing else now, unlikely i know, that acknowledgement that science needs a look in with government policy has made me love him. America might actually be becoming okay!


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