President Obama speaks at Selma

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I will say at the outset that there is little that I agree with in President Obama's policies.  But I try to give credit where credit is due. 

Selma AlabamaI have been watching the ceremonies at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, marking the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday".  I listened to Representative John Lewis, one of the original marchers 50 years ago and now a Congressman from Georgia.  And then I listened to Barack Obama speak.  

Mr Obama spoke eloquently about the progress made in the past fifty years and the sacrifices made by so many over the years.  He spoke of the progress yet to come and spoke of the advantages brought by the original Voting Rights Act - the direct outcome of demonstrations like Selma.  

It is not just that Mr Obama is Black - it is that he speaks for so many disadvantaged segments of our divided population.  He speaks for Blacks, Gays, Hispanics, women and the poor with the charge that they must work to take advantage of the American opportunities.  

I can disagree with the President tomorrow.  But, for today,  listening to him speaking on the site of the demonstrations in Selma, I think he got it right.   



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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

I'm sorry I can't agree with this elected official that has torn the fabric of America. Anyone that consults the likes of Al Sharpton  & Jesse Jackson on a regular basis has a different agenda. Do we not remember the speech the other day he claimed to have missed, why the rest of the whole world was watching. 

Mar 07, 2015 01:12 PM #1
Ted Baker
Carmody and Associates LLC - Winter Haven, FL

I do not disagree with your opinions, Winston.  

I only stated that I liked his presentation at Selma on Saturday.  And I think that speech could have taken a different tone.  It didn't.


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