with different words but uncanny similarity of thoughts one could almost apply these laws universally to Pakistan!!!
We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us Pakistani- is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago
Why it’s important: Although Obama has demonstrated twice that the United States is more progressive than it has ever been, Racism manifested itself greatly in the opposition’s rhetoric these past 4 years. Most notably on twitter.
2. Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune.
Why it’s important: The GOP constantly attempts to repeal Obamacare with no effective alternative plan.
3. We are 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.
Why it’s important: 22% of children in the US live below the poverty line.
4. The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.
Why it’s important: With growing concern that long term care of the elderly is overburdening our country, many GOP members have proposed privatization of social security.
5. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.
Why it’s important: Almost 40% of Americans do not believe in global warming.
6. …we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice – not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice.
Why it’s important: 75% of people agreed wih Romney’s 47% comments, according to a CNBC poll.
7. …our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts.
Why it’s important: Women still earn an average of $5 less per hour than men.
8. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.
Why it’s important: simply in my point of = Kindness for all
9. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country.
Why it’s important: Before President Obama, the children of illegal immigrants had no access to a college education.
10. We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.