"Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy; 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... that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. "That is the true genius of America, a faith... ... a faith in simple dreams, an insistence on small miracles; that we can tuck in our children at night and know that they are fed and clothed and safe from harm; that we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door; that we can have an idea and start our own business without paying a bribe; that we can participate in the political process without fear of retribution; and that our votes will be counted -- or at least, most of the time."
I choose this passage from the "Transcript: Illinois Senate Candidate Barack Obama". In this passage Senate Candidate Obama is addressing the nation on behalf on John Kerry he is giving us back ground information of Mr. Kerry and the issues that he plans to deal with when he enters office. He is explaining or informing us the listeners(readers) what he know our nation is greater or is know for. Mr. Obama does this by quoting lines from the "Declaration of Independence." Senate Candidate Obama is letting us know that American is built on ideals such as "faith" and a "simple dream". He is letting us know that to make America great we the people have to do the work along side the leaders of our nation. We have to work hard in order for to live the American Dream, and in order to do that we have to vote in Mr.Kerry in office so that progress can be made.
I choose this passage to write about because I because of the person that gave the speech. One of the things that Senate Candidate Obama is know for his giving the nation a brilliant speech that hits on key point in our lives. He know the current issue and are willing to point them out in a way that everyone can understand and is willing to support anyone that is able to make the lives of everyone better. I also choose to write about this because I can visualize current President Obama giving this speech to our nation and seeing everyone relate to what he is saying. Senate Candidate now President Obama work and is currently working hard still to get these issues resolved. I choose this passage to write about because quotes a line from the Declaration of Independence that we are all still trying to fulfill.