In light of Tuesday’s election results, I wanted to share a short
passage from that speech with you as I believe it is more important than ever today:
One choice - the path that exploits anger,
encourages resentment, turns fear into hatred and divides people.
This path solves nothing, demeans our history,
weakens our country and cheapens each of us.
It has but one beneficiary and that is to the politician who speaks of
The other path is the one America has been down before.
It is well trod, it is at times steep, but it is
It is the same path our forebears took together.
It is from this higher path that we are offered the
And, imagine for a moment with me that view.
Fear turns to hope because we
remember to take strength from each other.
Uncertainty turns to peace because we reclaim our faith in the American ideals that
have carried us upward before.
And America’s supposed decline becomes its finest hour, because we came
together to say “no” to those who would prey on our human weakness and instead chose leadership that serves, helping us look up, not
This is the path I believe in.
This is the America I believe in.
And, this is the
America I know all Americans want us to be."