It is where our union grows stronger. Now, I don't believe that Senator McCain doesn't care what's going on in the lives of Americans.
He is a man who served his country as a U.S. Marine; who has studied and lectured at some of the finest universities and seminaries in the country, and who for over thirty years led a church that serves the community by doing God's work here on Earth - by housing the homeless, ministering to the needy, providing day care services and scholarships and prison ministries, and reaching out to those suffering from HIV/AIDS. They've worked hard all their lives, many times only to see their jobs shipped overseas or their pension dumped after a lifetime of labor.
But she had a healthy skepticism of religion as an institution. The men and women who gathered there could've heard many things. But we will support a secure and united Iraq as a partner, and never as a patron. There will be many issues to discuss between our two countries, and we are willing to move forward without preconditions on the basis of mutual respect.
Like the anger within the black community, these resentments aren't always expressed in polite company. 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. The Arab-Israeli conflict should no longer be used to distract the people of Arab nations from other problems.
We will all have to make concessions to achieve this. But Moses says: What I am commanding you is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. I'll recruit an army of new teachers, and pay them higher salaries and give them more support. Now, many of these plans will cost money, which is why I've laid out how I'll pay for every dime - by closing corporate loopholes and tax havens that don't help America grow. That's not the judgment we need. When violent extremists operate in one stretch of mountains, people are endangered across an ocean.
Thank you, God Bless you, and God Bless the United States of America.