Out of many, one. Words alone cannot meet the needs of our people. We also know that military power alone is not going to solve the problems in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

And yet, I know that, on this night, they look down on me with great pride.

A belief in things not seen. I’m hearing from progressives who understand that if we want to communicate our hopes and values to Americans, we can’t abandon the field of religious discourse. The profound mistake of Reverend Wright’s sermons is not that he spoke about racism in our society. We cannot impose peace. Many more are simply skeptical that real change can occur.

And it puts the lie to the notion that the separation of church and state in America means faith should have no role in public life.

It is not up in heaven. And yet Al Qaeda chose to ruthlessly murder these people, claimed credit for the attack, and even now states their determination to kill on a massive scale. We seek no military bases there. The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. Our daughters can contribute just as much to society as our sons, and our common prosperity will be advanced by allowing all humanity – men and women – to reach their full potential.

More work to do for the workers I met in Galesburg, Ill.

who are losing their union jobs at the Maytag plant that’s moving to Mexico, and now are having to compete with their own children for jobs that pay seven bucks an hour. But it does find voice in the barbershop or around the kitchen table. People in every country should be free to choose and live their faith based upon the persuasion of the mind, heart, and soul. We have the power to make the world we seek, but only if we have the courage to make a new beginning, keeping in mind what has been written.

My father was a foreign student, born and raised in a small village in Kenya. For we have learned from recent experience that when a financial system weakens in one country, prosperity is hurt everywhere.

Thank you, God Bless you, and God Bless the United States of America.