His values - and his record - affirm what is best in us. King's birthday at his home church, Ebenezer Baptist, in Atlanta.
So let's rededicate ourselves to a new kind of politics - a politics of conscience. We the people, in order to form a more perfect union." We can play Reverend Wright's sermons on every channel, every day and talk about them from now until the election, and make the only question in this campaign whether or not the American people think that I somehow believe or sympathize with his most offensive words. Not with so much work to be done.
God is still speaking. It is where our union grows stronger. And as someone who watched my mother argue with insurance companies while she lay in bed dying of cancer, I will make certain those companies stop discriminating against those who are sick and need care the most. The first issue that we have to confront is violent extremism in all of its forms. Let me also address the issue of Iraq.
That is true genius of this nation. Not with so many families to protect and so many lives to mend.
It's a journey that takes us back to our nation's founding, when none other than a UCC church inspired the Boston Tea Party and helped bring an Empire to its knees. Individual responsibility and mutual responsibility - that's the essence of America's promise. The Internet and television can bring knowledge and information, but also offensive sexuality and mindless violence.
Thank you, God Bless you, and God Bless the United States of America.