Recapping Some Points from the President’s Speech

Great recap of President Obama’s speech and what it means to the homeless.

...With Housing and Justice For All

When President Obama spoke on Monday of our nation’s founding creed, that all are created equal, his words resonated deeply with us.

  • He spoke of our resolve “that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune.”
  • He described our understanding “that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.”
  • He reminded us that we will have been “true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American; she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.”
  • And perhaps most importantly, he called on each of us to “be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the…

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Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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