Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

Quote of the day, Sept. 7

September 6, 2014

President Barack Obama, on freedom (2014)

“The currents of history ebb and flow. But over time, they flow toward freedom–more people in every corner of the earth standing up and reaching to claim those rights that are universal, and that’s why, in the end, our ideals are stronger, and that’s why, in the end, our ideals will win. (more…)

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Quote of the day, Feb. 7

February 7, 2014

President Barack Obama, on religion (2014)

“History shows that nations that uphold the rights of their people, including the freedom of religion, are ultimately more just and more peaceful and more successful. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 26

January 25, 2013

President Barack Obama, on America (2013)

“Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 23

January 23, 2013

President Barack Obama, second inaugural address (2013)

“America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe; and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad, for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. (more…)

Quote of the day, November 20

November 20, 2012

President Barack Obama, on freedom, at Yangon University in Myanmar (2012)

“First, we believe in the right of free expression so that the voices of ordinary people can be heard, and governments reflect their will — the people’s will.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 26

September 26, 2012

President Barack Obama, on freedom of expression

“Americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views, even views that we profoundly disagree with. We do not do so because we support hateful speech, but because our founders understood that without such protections, the capacity of each individual to express their own views and practice their own faith may be threatened. We do so because in a diverse society, efforts to restrict speech can quickly become a tool to silence critics and oppress minorities.”

Quote of the day, May 4

May 3, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama, on freedom of the press

“We call upon all governments to seize that promise by recognizing the vital role of a free press and taking the necessary steps to create societies in which independent journalists can operate freely and without fear.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 18

January 17, 2011

President Barack Obama, on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Dr. King obviously had a dream of justice and equality in our society, but he also had a dream of service, that you could be a drum major for service, that you could lead by giving back to our communities.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 3

November 3, 2010

President Barack Obama, on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

“The Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics. (more…)