If there’s an Arab American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney or due process, that threatens my civil liberties. I wanted to be part of something larger. She knew that food was one of their most expensive costs, and so Ashley convinced her mother that what she really liked and really wanted to eat more than anything else was mustard and relish sandwiches. In the young people who voted for the first time, and in those who got involved again after a very long time. Although I believe that the Iraqi people are ultimately better off without the tyranny of Saddam Hussein, I also believe that events in Iraq have reminded America of the need to use diplomacy and build international consensus to resolve our problems whenever possible. But this much is clear: governments that protect these rights are ultimately more stable, successful and secure.
Their experience is the immigrant experience – as far as they’re concerned, no one’s handed them anything, they’ve built it from scratch. He said that the fundamentals of the economy are strong. So don’t tell me that Democrats won’t defend this country. It was innovation in Muslim communities that developed the order of algebra; our magnetic compass and tools of navigation; our mastery of pens and printing; our understanding of how disease spreads and how it can be healed. I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the United States, and I have ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed by early next year. People in every country should be free to choose and live their faith based upon the persuasion of the mind, heart, and soul.
This is a problem that’s brought together churches and synagogues and mosques and people of all faiths as part of a grassroots movement. They have not served a Red America or a Blue America – they have served the United States of America. That is why we welcome efforts like Saudi Arabian King Abdullah’s Interfaith dialogue and Turkey’s leadership in the Alliance of Civilizations.
Consensus and compromise will not come easy. And if we can do that – if we can embrace a common destiny – then I believe we’ll not just help bring about a more hopeful day in America, we’ll not just be caring for our own souls, we’ll be doing God’s work here on Earth. As imperfect as he may be, he has been like family to me. I’ll invest in early childhood education. America respects the right of all peaceful and law-abiding voices to be heard around the world, even if we disagree with them.
No, the word is very near. And they are a part of America, this country that I love. It is not enough to give health care to the sick, or jobs to the jobless, or education to our children. It’s because John McCain doesn’t get it.