The biggest threat to democracy does not come from one person alone – Barack Obama

This is one of those pivotal moments when every one of us, as
citizens of the United States, need to determine just who it is that
we are. Just what it is that we stand for. And as a fellow citizen,
not as an ex-president, I delivered a simple message to students
at the University of Illinois today. You need to vote, because our
democracy depends on it.
The biggest threat to our democracy doesn’t come from any one
person. The biggest threat to our democracy is indifference. The
biggest threat to our democracy is cynicism – a cynicism that’s
led too many people to turn away from politics, and to stay home
on Election Day.
The antidote to government by the powerful few is democracy by
the organized many.
If you get involved, and engaged, and knock on some doors, and
talk with your friends, and argue with your family members, and
change some minds, and vote – then something powerful
happens. Change happens. Hope happens. With each new
candidate that surprises you with a victory, a spark of hope
happens. With each new law that helps a kid read, or a poor family
find shelter, or a veteran get the support he or she has earned,
hope happens. With each new step we take in the direction of
fairness, and justice, and equality, and opportunity, hope spreads.
I believe that can be the legacy of your generation. You can be the
generation that stood up and reminded us just how precious
democracy is, and just how powerful it can be when we fight for it.
I believe you will. Because I believe in you. And I’ll be right there
alongside you, every step of the way.

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1 Comment

  1. Its a joint effort …

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