What an amazing and historic reality it was - on 4 November, 2008. Barack Obama elected the first African-American plus bi-racial President of the United States of America. I had tears in my eyes.
Indeed, I am deeply inspired and proud of all citizens of the Union for keeping the American Dream alive; and uplifting the spirit of the rest of humankind too. That is why I am glad to have been through the challenging experience of writing my upcoming new book titled: American Galaxy - Celebrating the People and the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave: http://uwachuku.googlepages.com/americangalaxy
The historic election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America reminds me of Bill Clinton's touching words eleven years ago:
On 20 January, 1997, during his second inaugural address, President Clinton movingly spoke of "new promise", and in a deep-felt conviction upheld that soul enriching American Dream with the following imperishable words:
"And in this land of new promise, we will have reformed our politics so that the voice of the people will always speak louder than the din of narrow interests, regaining the participation and deserving the trust of all Americans.
Fellow citizens, let us build that America, a nation ever moving forward toward realizing the full potential of all its citizens. Prosperity and power, yes, they are important, and we must maintain them. But let us never forget: The greatest progress we have made, and the greatest progress we have yet to make, is in the human heart. In the end, the entire world's wealth and a thousand armies are no match for the strength and decency of the human spirit.
Thirty four years ago, the man whose life we celebrate today spoke to us down there, at the other end of this Mall, in words that moved the conscience of a nation. Like a prophet of old, he told of his dream that one day, America would rise up and treat all its citizens as equals before the law and in the heart. Martin Luther King's dream was the American Dream. His quest is our quest: the ceaseless striving to live out our true creed. Our history has been built on such dreams and labors. And by our dreams and labors, we will redeem the promise of America in the 21st century..."
Notably, on redeeming "the promise of America in the 21st century", it is to the Union's deeply inspiring, amazing and abiding credit that on 4 November, 2008, citizens of America elected Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States of America. As the first African-American plus bi-racial person to be elected President of America in the Union's history, this unbelievable turning point has surely made it clear that the American Dream is still real, livable, hopeful, meaningful and soulfully enriching in so many fruitful ways.
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