Tuesday, July 27th, 2004 | Politics

In case you haven’t heard it you NEED to listen to Bill Clinton’s speech from the Democratic National Convention last night. I’ve gotta say it gave me goose bumps listening to it. The speech was totally inspirational and SPOT ON. There were a TON of amazing quotes from that speech but among my favorites was this:

Their opponents will tell you to be afraid of John Kerry and John Edwards, because they won’t stand up to the terrorists—don’t you believe it.  Strength and wisdom are not conflicting values—they go hand in hand. John Kerry has both. His first priority will be keeping America safe. 

Strength and wisdom are NOT conflicting values and we need to remind everyone we know of this at every turn. Settling for anything less is, quite frankly, treasonous.

As a country we spent WAY too much time during the last administration worrying about things that didn’t have ANY impact on everyday life and the matters of our nation. Today we have a raft of issues that effect every american and citizen around the world and DESPERATELY need attention and our elected officials and far too many individual citizens are asleep at the switch. That HAS to change. This country is better than we have been over the last 4 years and its time to remind ourselves and the world of that…

So keep this in mind over the next few months:

At every turning point in our history we the people have chosen unity over division, heeding our founders’ call to America’s eternal mission: to form a more perfect union, to widen the circle of opportunity, deepen the reach of freedom, and strengthen the bonds of community.

It happened because we made the right choices.  In the early days of the republic, America was at a crossroads much like it is today, deeply divided over whether or not to build a real nation with a national economy, and a national legal system. We chose a more perfect union. 

In the Civil War, America was at a crossroads, divided over whether to save the union and end slavery—we chose a more perfect union.  In the 1960s, America was at a crossroads, divided again over civil rights and women’s rights.  Again, we chose a more perfect union. As I said in 1992, we’re all in this together; we have an obligation both to work hard and to help our fellow citizens, both to fight terror and to build a world with more cooperation and less terror. Now again, it is time to choose.

Since we’re all in the same boat, let us chose as the captain of our ship a brave good man who knows how to steer a vessel though troubled waters to the calm seas and clear skies of our more perfect union.  We know our mission. Let us join as one and say in a loud, clear voice: Send John Kerry.