“Because Selma shows us that America is not the project of any one person.
Because the single most powerful word in our democracy is the word “We.” We The People. We Shall Overcome. Yes We Can. It is owned by no one. It belongs to everyone. Oh, what a glorious task we are given, to continually try to improve this great nation of ours.”
Pres. Barack Obama, 50th anniversary commemoration of Selma “Bloody Sunday”
Finding inspiration in Obama’s vision for a new definition of what it means to be a Patriotic American. Full text of the speech is here. It’s worth the read.
Also, I am pleased to share that today I avoided getting sucked into the Twitter/news vortex ANNND I subscribed to the PBS news hour podcast with the goal of news consumption limited to once a day only thankyouverymuch.
Well, except that in the process I also stumbled upon my new favorite podcast “Pod Save America.” (It’s hosted by former Obama speech writers. Seriously, when I listen I feel like CJ Craig hanging around with Sam and Josh.)
Oh…and took a listen new podcast The Daily from the NYT…it’s excellent.
But, I stayed off Twitter. (Mostly.)
Yours in solidarity,