And they, too, had big dreams for their daughter. Well, I say to them tonight, there is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. And as a consequence, so did I. This country is more decent than one where a woman in Ohio, on the brink of retirement, finds herself one illness away from disaster after a lifetime of hard work. And in the weeks ahead, I look forward to debating them with John McCain. Tomorrow, I will visit Buchenwald, which was part of a network of camps where Jews were enslaved, tortured, shot and gassed to death by the Third Reich.
I believe we can provide jobs to the jobless, homes to the homeless, and reclaim young people in cities across America from violence and despair. Our conscience can't rest so long as 37 million Americans are poor and forgotten by their leaders in Washington and by the media elites. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt's advancement. When one nation pursues a nuclear weapon, the risk of nuclear attack rises for all nations.
Finally, I want to discuss economic development and opportunity. All these things must be done in partnership.
Universities and states, including Illinois, are taking part in a divestment campaign to pressure the Sudanese government to stop the killings. It's not consistent with our traditions of justice and fairness. But it does find voice in the barbershop or around the kitchen table. And because she had to miss days of work, she was let go and lost her health care. With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. Now is the time to end this addiction, and to understand that drilling is a stop-gap measure, not a long-term solution.
They stood on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, as the blows of billy clubs rained down. It's the wisdom Moses imparted to those who would succeed him. I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. Let us be our sister's keeper. It's because John McCain doesn't get it.