Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Amazing Grace: President Obama's awesome speech in Charleston

AZBlueMeanie urges everyone to view the President's speech eulogizing Rev. Senator Clementa Pickney.

This eulogy will be recounted by historians as one of the greatest speeches by an American president. This was a tour de force by President Obama on America’s race relations 150 years after the end of the Civil War, and 50 years removed from the hard won victories of the Civil Rights Movement. There are echoes of Lyndon Johnson’s "Great Society" speeches, and Abraham Lincoln’s speeches on healing the Union. It is a call for introspection on how far we have come, but as sinners, how far we have yet to go to "achieve a more perfect union." It is a clarion call for action.

This eulogy is a speech that only this president, with this confluence of events, at this particular time in our history could give.

Agreed. Here are the links from the Meanie to the YouTube video and transcript.

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