Obamas Rede im Wortlaut "Our problems can be solved. Our challenges can be met"
6. Teil: It's about what can be done by us, together
We believe that when a family can no longer be tricked into signing a mortgage they can't afford, that family's protected, but so is the value of other people's homes - (cheers, applause) - and so is the entire economy. (Applause.)
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We believe the little girl who's offered an escape from poverty by a great teacher or a grant for college could become the next Steve Jobs or the scientist who cures cancer or the president of the United States - (cheers, applause) - and it is in our power to give her that chance. (Cheers, applause.)
We know that churches and charities can often make more of a difference than a poverty program alone. We don't want handouts for people who refuse to help themselves, and we certainly don't want bailouts for banks that break the rules. (Cheers, applause.)
We don't think the government can solve all of our problems, but we don't think the government is the source of all of our problems - (cheers, applause) - any more than our welfare recipients or corporations or unions or immigrants or gays or any other group we're told to blame for our troubles - (cheers, applause) - because - because America, we understand that this democracy is ours.
We, the people - (cheers) - recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which asks only, what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense. (Cheers, applause.)
As citizens, we understand that America is not about what can be done for us. It's about what can be done by us, together - (cheers, applause) - through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. That's what we believe.
So you see, the election four years ago wasn't about me. It was about you. (Cheers, applause.) My fellow citizens - you were the change. (Cheers, applause.)
You're the reason there's a little girl with a heart disorder in Phoenix who'll get the surgery she needs because an insurance company can't limit her coverage. You did that. (Cheers, applause.)
You're the reason a young man in Colorado who never thought he'd be able to afford his dream of earning a medical degree is about to get that chance. You made that possible. (Cheers, applause.)
You're the reason a young immigrant who grew up here and went to school here and pledged allegiance to our flag will no longer be deported from the only country she's ever called home - (cheers, applause) - why selfless soldiers won't be kicked out of the military because of who they are or who they love, why thousands of families have finally been able to say to the loved ones who served us so bravely, welcome home. (Cheers, applause.) Welcome home. You did that. You did that. (Cheers, applause.) You did that.
If you turn away now - if you turn away now, if you buy into the cynicism that the change we fought for isn't possible, well, change will not happen. If you give up on the idea that your voice can make a difference, then other voices will fill the void, the lobbyists and special interests, the people with the $10 million checks who are trying to buy this election and those who are trying to make it harder for you to vote, Washington politicians who want to decide who you can marry or control health care choices that women should be making for themselves. (Cheers, applause.) Only you can make sure that doesn't happen. Only you have the power to move us forward.
You know, I recognize that times have changed since I first spoke to this convention. Times have changed, and so have I. I'm no longer just a candidate. I'm the president. (Cheers, applause.)
And - (applause) - and that's -
AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Four more years! Four more years!
- 1. Teil: "Our problems can be solved. Our challenges can be met"
- 2. Teil: You elected me to tell you the truth
- 3. Teil: We're offering a better path
- 4. Teil: You can choose leadership that has been tested and proven
- 5. Teil: I will never turn Medicare into a voucher
- 6. Teil: It's about what can be done by us, together
- 7. Teil: Our path is harder, but it leads to a better place.