But it also comes from my own American story. Unlike John McCain, I will stop giving tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, and I will start giving them to companies that create good jobs right here in America. What has also been lost is our sense of common purpose - our sense of higher purpose. And that's to be expected. The attacks of September 11th, 2001 and the continued efforts of these extremists to engage in violence against civilians has led some in my country to view Islam as inevitably hostile not only to America and Western countries, but also to human rights.
John Kerry believes in the Constitutional freedoms that have made our country the envy of the world, and he will never sacrifice our basic liberties, nor use faith as a wedge to divide us. It's not consistent with our traditions of justice and fairness. That's the promise we need to keep.
And he knows that it's not enough for just some of us to prosper. Understanding this reality requires a reminder of how we arrived at this point. To President Clinton, who last night made the case for change as only he can make it; to Ted Kennedy, who embodies the spirit of service; and to the next Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, I thank you. It is a sign of neither courage nor power to shoot rockets at sleeping children, or to blow up old women on a bus.
It's that folks are hungry for change - they're hungry for something new. That's why I've been fighting to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit and the minimum wage. She sought out allies in her fight against injustice. The times are too serious, the stakes are too high for this same partisan playbook. Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. It is easy to point fingers - for Palestinians to point to the displacement brought by Israel's founding, and for Israelis to point to the constant hostility and attacks throughout its history from within its borders as well as beyond.
And that man is John Kerry. And there's another issue we must confront as well. She knew that food was one of their most expensive costs, and so Ashley convinced her mother that what she really liked and really wanted to eat more than anything else was mustard and relish sandwiches. I will eliminate capital gains taxes for the small businesses and the start-ups that will create the high-wage, high-tech jobs of tomorrow. Because in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle-class. Together, you represent the harmony between tradition and progress.
Thank you very much everybody.