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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:06 am 
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In a speech delivered to the centennial convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People July 16th in New York, US President Barack Obama asserted:

"And by the way, it ["responsibility"] means we need to be there for our neighbor's sons and daughters. (Applause.) We need to go back to the time, back to the day when we parents saw somebody, saw some kid fooling around and -- it wasn't your child, but they'll whup you anyway. (Laughter and applause.) Or at least they'll tell your parents -- the parents will [whup you]. You know. (Laughter.) That's the meaning of community. That's how we can reclaim the strength and the determination and the hopefulness that helped us come so far; helped us make a way out of no way." http://www.thehittingstopshere.com/Obama.html

Those were his spoken remarks. The apparent prepared text was:

"And it means we need to be there for our neighbor’s son or daughter, and return to the day when we parents let each other know if we saw a child acting up. That’s the meaning of community. That’s how we can reclaim the strength, the determination, the hopefulness that helped us come as far as we already have." http://ironicsurrealism.blogivists.com/2009/07/16/obamas-naacp-centennial-speech-july-16-2009/

If you have eight minutes, Mr. President: http://www.jango.com/music/The+Who?l=0
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:47 am 
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The audio is ragged but here is an edited version of this speech. By advocate Paula Flowe. Text printed on screen (at about 2:50 and later) might be viewed easier at Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp4z34DJapc



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