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2012 Election Obama Victory Speech Video, Transcript – Calls for Charity, Duty, Unity

Leave a Comment November 7, 2012

Barack Obama speech during the 2012 Presidential Election campaign

Barack Obama delivering his 2012 speech. ©ljlphotography

The 2012 Presidential Election has come to a close. Last night, President Obama delivered a powerful victory speech with some memorable lines, and beyond the usual thanks and personal stories from his campaigning, he had a call to action to the entire country. Text highlights from Barack Obama’s victory speech transcript (video below):

But that doesn’t mean your work is done. The role of citizens in our democracy does not end with your vote. America’s never been about what can be done for us; it’s about what can be done by us together, through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self- government. That’s the principle we were founded on.

What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on Earth, the belief that our destiny is shared — that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations, so that the freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for come with responsibilities as well as rights, and among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism. That’s what makes America great.

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Supreme Court Upholds “Obamacare” Individual Mandate

Comments (4) June 28, 2012


photo: LaDawna via Flickr

Thursday the Supreme Court upheld the Obama Administration’s individual insurance mandate. Mitt Romney has pledged to appeal the law immediately if elected.

How will the mandate affect you? If an individual chooses not to keep health insurance, that person would be responsible for paying the IRS one percent of his or her income. There will be exceptions made for religious and financial reasons. It will be unlawful to not buy health insurance and to not pay the IRS the additional money.


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