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Senator Barack Obama accepting the Democratic Nomination for President: “The change we need doesn’t come from Washington. Change comes to Washington. Change happens because the American people demand it - because they rise up and insist on new ideas and new leadership, a new politics for a new time. American, this is one of those moments.”
This is the moment for change. This is the moment to act.
“Finally, the discriminatory policy of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone. Gays and lesbians now can serve their country openly in the armed forces. My prediction: there will be a tiny number of well-publicized problems here and there, but for the most part, nothing will happen, and in a few years we will be wondering what the fuss was all about, and the bigots and zealots will have to find a new group to demonize.
Next on the agenda, the equally discriminatory gay marriage bans. It will take a few years, but that huge obstacle to the full enfranchisement of gays and lesbians will fall, as well, with the same result. The earth will not open and swallow us all. A giant meteor will not obliterate the planet in retribution. The institution of marriage will not crumble (any more than it already has, but that’s another story, having nothing whatever to do with homosexuality). The nation will continue to lurch along as it has; the world will not end.
But for now, let us welcome the end of a bad policy and celebrate our otherwise dysfunctional political system for getting at least one thing right this year.”