In Washington, they call this the Ownership Society, but what it really means is - you're on your own. 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. 9/11 was an enormous trauma to our country. That is why I strongly reaffirmed America's commitment to seek a world in which no nations hold nuclear weapons.
But they sense, deep in their bones, that with just a slight change in priorities, we can make sure that every child in America has a decent shot at life, and that the doors of opportunity remain open to all. The audacity of hope! In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation. The Arab-Israeli conflict should no longer be used to distract the people of Arab nations from other problems.
It is not enough to give health care to the sick, or jobs to the jobless, or education to our children. And I will not settle for an America where some kids don't have that chance. Likewise, it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit - for instance, by dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should wear.
That's what compromise is about. The United States has been one of the greatest sources of progress that the world has ever known. They have killed in many countries. At the same time, Israelis must acknowledge that just as Israel's right to exist cannot be denied, neither can Palestine's. It will be hard to overcome decades of mistrust, but we will proceed with courage, rectitude and resolve. This tolerance is essential for religion to thrive, but it is being challenged in many different ways.
The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. Their experience is the immigrant experience - as far as they're concerned, no one's handed them anything, they've built it from scratch. And it means taking full responsibility for own lives - by demanding more from our fathers, and spending more time with our children, and reading to them, and teaching them that while they may face challenges and discrimination in their own lives, they must never succumb to despair or cynicism; they must always believe that they can write their own destiny. She poured everything she had into me. I've seen it in Washington, when we worked across party lines to open up government and hold lobbyists more accountable, to give better care for our veterans and keep nuclear weapons out of terrorist hands. The people of the world can live together in peace.
Thank you very much everybody.