We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.Former U.S. President Barack Obama
I tell my daughters…being a strong man includes being kind. That there’s nothing weak about kindness and compassion. There’s nothing weak about looking out for others.
Former US President Barack Obama speaking at the funeral of Congressman Elijah Cummings
Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim the spirit of unity that followed 9/11. – Barack Obama
Things may go backwards for a while. But ultimately, right makes might. Ultimately, the better story can win out… Former United States President Barack Obama
Eight years ago a family from Chicago, Illinois came to Washington to lead and serve our nation. Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha have been a part of us daily. Today is President Obama’s last full day as President of The United States and the families final full day in The White House.
I would like to say how much I appreciate their service to this country and the world. So many things they did were to help everyone, everywhere. They made America great by being a super first family who helped us move forward. They inspired us with their Yes We Can attitude. Obama’s you will be sorely missed. God bless you as you leave public life and as you head toward the life of a regular family in DC.
Keep the dream and hope alive!
Although he doesn’t officially leave office until January 20th, tonight Barack Obama the 44th President of The United States will deliver his farewell speech in Chicago, Illinois a place where he began his political career.
I am going to miss this man very very much. His time in office brought heart, professionalism, passion and kindness. He also displayed immense grace under pressure and obstruction. Obama worked to get others back to work, passed national health insurance (you know it as the Affordable Care Act), bailed out the automotive industry, helped bring greater gender equality, marriage quality and social equity to all.
Along with his amazing wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia they were an example of a great American family who deeply loves and cares for one another. She did a lot for childhood hunger and helping military families.
Barack Obama, I love you and you will be missed. I voted for you twice and I would do it again. Thank you for being my president and for giving hope and change to those who really needed it. You made America great through your actions and that is what matters most.