As I watched the historical event of Barack Obama become President last night, the first thing that came to mind is Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech “I have a dream.”
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
Though I can only appreciate this speech from watching old films; I was just as moved last night, as I was the first time I watched Martin Luther King Jr. deliver this heartfelt speech. It brings me great hope, that as a nation, we have once again proved, we can live up to our ideals. That we can achieve the dream that Martin Luther King Jr. and so many others – who have fought so valiantly – envisioned that our country could be.
Change will not be easy for some people; but this is exactly what needs to happen in this country, in order to get back to the principles and accountability that the majority of us have missed. Where the likes of George Bush and the Karl Roves’, are not tolerated, they are sent to jail for their illegal crimes.
Lastly, to all the hundreds of thousands of volunteers that made this dream come true, you have my deepest gratitude for all of your hard work and effort. Without you and all the grassroots campaigns, this would not have been a reality. You have proved that anything is possible once again, in this land of opportunity. In the immortal words of John F. Kennedy, “We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world.”