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Tonight is a particular honor for me because - let's face it - my presence on this stage is pretty unlikely. John Kerry calls on us to hope. Now, as children of God, we believe in the worth and dignity of every human being; it doesn't matter where that person came from or what documents they have. And in exchange, I'll ask for higher standards and more accountability. The situation in Afghanistan demonstrates America's goals, and our need to work together. The audacity of hope! In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation. Because whether it's poverty or racism, the uninsured or the unemployed, war or peace, the challenges we face today are not simply technical problems in search of the perfect ten-point plan. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787. It was stained by this nation's original sin of slavery, a question that divided the colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate until the founders chose to allow the slave trade to continue for at least twenty more years, and to leave any final resolution to future generations. The fact is that the comments that have been made and the issues that have surfaced over the last few weeks reflect the complexities of race in this country that we've never really worked through - a part of our union that we have yet to perfect. You don't protect Israel and deter Iran just by talking tough in Washington.

  • Period 1:AP Euro
  • Period 2:Gaming studies
  • Period 3:African American History
  • Period 4:Metal Gear Lore
  • Period 5:Water Studies
  • Period 6:History of Gambling
  • Period 7:Mario and Luigi: The High School Class
  • Period 8:Alien investigation and education