Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama’s (right) Farewell Address was perfect! He gently highlighted the goals his administration set and met, and he reminded everyone that the standards of action in this democracy should be kept in order to honor the constitution.
His speech inspires hope for the future—for us to continue to work for what matters in our society– and resolve to fight against divisiveness and embrace forging connections with people different than ourselves.. He spoke from his heart.
Thanks to the Whitehouse for making this Farewell Address video available:
NYTimes has full text transcript of the President’s address and video:
Snippet of Pres. Obama’s address: “I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours.”
Excerpt text on FB: https://www.facebook.com/potus/posts/587190308137480
And if anyone doubts about their ability to uphold and defend the constitution, he reminded us that “Yes we can”.
gif via Katie C
And below is a cap I made of the closing title of the live Farewell Address:
Thank you, Mr. President! You will be missed!