They must be pursued - and they must be defeated. Now is the time to end this addiction, and to understand that drilling is a stop-gap measure, not a long-term solution. That is why we welcome efforts like Saudi Arabian King Abdullah's Interfaith dialogue and Turkey's leadership in the Alliance of Civilizations. That is why the United States will partner with any Muslim-majority country to support expanded literacy for girls, and to help young women pursue employment through micro-financing that helps people live their dreams. And we will match promising Muslim students with internships in America; invest in on-line learning for teachers and children around the world; and create a new online network, so a teenager in Kansas can communicate instantly with a teenager in Cairo.
John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded; so instead of offering tax breaks to companies shipping jobs overseas, he offers them to companies creating jobs here at home. And they are a part of America, this country that I love. Not this time. And as so many generations have come to realize over the course of the two-hundred and twenty one years since a band of patriots signed that document in Philadelphia, that is where the perfection begins. At this moment, in this election, we must pledge once more to march into the future. And throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.
It is on your lips and in your heart. He said that the fundamentals of the economy are strong.
But I've got news for them, too. The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished.
Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. The audacity of hope! In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation. We cannot walk alone. This cycle of suspicion and discord must end. The Holy Bible tells us, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
Thank you, and God bless America.