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But you're working on particles as small as an atom, and you're doing it in rooms sure that if you're willing to work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can. We buy more American cars than we have in five years, and less foreign oil than idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead. It can be uncomfortable and hard at times, but that's what will help you make real If you don't have regularly scheduled meetings with your supervisor, try to get to reach out to Erik on the PR team” is a simple way of confirming your team is.
But the truth is, being successful is hard. Not every homework assignment will seem completely relevant to your life right this minute. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, and he lost hundreds of games and missed thousands of shots during his career. But he once said, "I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time.
I do that every day. So find an adult you trust — a parent, grandparent or teacher; a coach or counselor — and ask them to help you stay on track to meet your goals.
Because when you give up on yourself, you give up on your country. Students who sat where you sit 75 years ago who overcame a Depression and won a world war; who fought for civil rights and put a man on the moon.
Students who sat where you sit 20 years ago who founded Google, Twitter and Facebook and changed the way we communicate with each other. What problems are you going to solve? What discoveries will you make? What will a president who comes here in twenty or fifty or one hundred years say about what all of you did for this country? Your families, your teachers, and I are doing everything we can to make sure you have the education you need to answer these questions.
So I expect you to get serious this year. I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I expect great things from each of you.
Make us all proud. I know you can do it. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America. Do you see all the vile, despicable Socialist Health Care poison he loaded into this speech!? September 7, Because those who are afraid or upset by this speech will NOT read it. It's about America and our kids!
They must be intact families, too. Don't they realize that people come in many colors? That some children have only a single parent?
That there a children who have no man in their lives to tell them what is expected of a young person sitting in the school room? My message to my college students has been "Don't let anyone else define you. As a retired high school teacher, I can say that President. Obama adressed every issue pertinant to education today in a style that every child can related to.
I feel really sorry for those children whose parents do not allow them to hear this inspirational speech because of their own prejudices.
Then take them back when it's over. Schools need to get the message from someone besides the rabid right! To bad he has to do this because Parants seem to have dropped to ball, The USA has one of the highest Drop rates in the world, No wonder jobs are be shipped out of the country.
I hope the kids in School listen and learn. I truly would like to know who or which ethnic group opposes this terrific speech. What an insidious message! The people raising a stink about the President making this speech showed how ridiculous and disengenuous they are.
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I remember a president who sat in a class of children reading a book about somebody's pet goat while NYC and the pentagon burned. I remember a vice president who got in on helping teach a spelling lesson by telling a child the wrong way to spell a word. The conservatives, in the name of protecting the country, are doing all they can to destroy it. It really is sickening. But knowing how dishonest people can be, I will also print out the speech that is shown here and take it with me, to see what is added or taken out.
We as parents are responsible for the things that our children here and see. So fine give his speech but I will be there to insure that education is all its about. That is my God given right and responsibility.
Barack Obama's victory speech – full text
And I will say one thing about his speech. His facts are not exactly straight. But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America's future. We want our kids to grow up in a country where they have access to the best schools and the best teachers — cheers, applause — a country that lives up to its legacy as the global leader in technology and discovery and innovation — scattered cheers, applause — with all of the good jobs and new businesses that follow.
We want our children to live in an America that isn't burdened by debt, that isn't weakened up by inequality, that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet. We want to pass on a country that's safe and respected and admired around the world, a nation that is defended by the strongest military on Earth and the best troops this — this world has ever known — cheers, applause — but also a country that moves with confidence beyond this time of war to shape a peace that is built on the promise of freedom and dignity for every human being.
We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America open to the dreams of an immigrant's daughter who studies in our schools and pledges to our flag — cheers, applause — to the young boy on the south side of Chicago who sees a life beyond the nearest street corner — cheers, applause — to the furniture worker's child in North Carolina who wants to become a doctor or a scientist, an engineer or an entrepreneur, a diplomat or even a president.
That's the — cheers, applause — that's the future we hope for. That's the vision we share. That's where we need to go — forward. That's where we need to go. Now, we will disagree, sometimes fiercely, about how to get there. As it has for more than two centuries, progress will come in fits and starts.
It's not always a straight line. It's not always a smooth path. By itself, the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won't end all the gridlock, resolve all our problems or substitute for the painstaking work of building consensus and making the difficult compromises needed to move this country forward. But that common bond is where we must begin. Our economy is recovering. A decade of war is ending. A long campaign is now over.
And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you. I have learned from you. And you've made me a better president. And with your stories and your struggles, I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead.
Tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. And in the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together — reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil.
We've got more work to do. But that doesn't mean your work is done.
The role of citizens in our democracy does not end with your vote. America's never been about what can be done for us; it's about what can be done by us together, through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. That's the principle 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. Our university, our culture are all the envy of the world, but that's not what keeps the world coming to our shores. What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on Earth, the belief that our destiny is shared — cheers, applause — that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations, so that the freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for come with responsibilities as well as rights, and among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism.
That's what makes America great. I am hopeful tonight because I have seen this spirit at work in America. I've seen it in the family business whose owners would rather cut their own pay than lay off their neighbours and in the workers who would rather cut back their hours than see a friend lose a job.
I've seen it in the soldiers who re-enlist after losing a limb and in those Seals who charged up the stairs into darkness and danger because they knew there was a buddy behind them watching their back.
I've seen it on the shores of New Jersey and New York, where leaders from every party and level of government have swept aside their differences to help a community rebuild from the wreckage of a terrible storm. And I saw it just the other day in Mentor, Ohio, where a father told the story of his eight-year-old daughter whose long battle with leukaemia nearly cost their family everything had it not been for healthcare reform passing just a few months before the insurance company was about to stop paying for her care.Jack Ma career advice: You don’t have to be smart to be successful
I had an opportunity to not just talk to the father but meet this incredible daughter of his. And when he spoke to the crowd, listening to that father's story, every parent in that room had tears in their eyes because we knew that little girl could be our own. And I know that every American wants her future to be just as bright. That's who we are. That's the country I'm so proud to lead as your president. And tonight, despite all the hardship we've been through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I've never been more hopeful about our future.
I have never been more hopeful about America.
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And I ask you to sustain that hope. I'm not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight. I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.
America, I believe we can build on the progress we've made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunities and new security for the middle class.