I submitted myself to His will, and dedicated myself to discovering His truth and carrying out His works. If you have health care, my plan will lower your premiums. Because if you don't have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. It's a story with a simple truth: that violence is a dead end.
There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America - there's the United States of America. I've been speaking to a lot of churches recently, so it's nice to be speaking to one that's so familiar. Legalized discrimination - where blacks were prevented, often through violence, from owning property, or loans were not granted to African-American business owners, or black homeowners could not access FHA mortgages, or blacks were excluded from unions, or the police force, or fire departments - meant that black families could not amass any meaningful wealth to bequeath to future generations. 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. That does not mean we should ignore sources of tension.
John Kerry calls on us to hope. I didn't fall out in church, as folks sometimes do. Anger over welfare and affirmative action helped forge the Reagan Coalition. This time we want to talk about the shuttered mills that once provided a decent life for men and women of every race, and the homes for sale that once belonged to Americans from every religion, every region, every walk of life. 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. She's the one who put off buying a new car or a new dress for herself so that I could have a better life.
They are both passed away now. And until we stop the genocide that's being carried out in Darfur as I speak, our conscience cannot rest. There is one story in particularly that I'd like to leave you with today - a story I told when I had the great honor of speaking on Dr. And because she had to miss days of work, she was let go and lost her health care. Let us keep that promise - that American promise - and in the words of Scripture hold firmly, without wavering, to the hope that we confess. This truth transcends nations and peoples - a belief that isn't new; that isn't black or white or brown; that isn't Christian, or Muslim or Jew.
That we can have an idea and start our own business without paying a bribe. E pluribus unum.
Thank you, and God bless America.