Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Tonight you voted for action…you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours… to meet the challenges we can only solve together…
But that doesn’t mean your work is done. The role of citizen in our democracy does not end with your vote. America’s never been about what can be done for us, it is about what can be done by us, together.
Self-government – that’s the principal we were founded on.
This country has more wealth than any nation, but that’s not what makes us rich.
We have the most powerful military in history, but that’s not what makes us strong.
What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth. The belief that our destiny is shared.
So that the freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for comes with responsibilities as well as rights and among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism – THAT is what makes America great!
- President Barack Obama, 2012 Reelection speech excerpts
Your grandmother and mother would be so proud!
Congratulations, Mr. President!
Now let's get to work!