Source: News Bharati English11 Jan 2017 09:15:30
Chicago, January 11: President of United States Barack Obama on Tuesday gave his farewell speech and said goodbye to the nation. During his farewell speech Obama urged Americans to believe in themselves, to believe in their own abilities and not in others.
While giving his farewell speech Obama rejected all the allegations made upon him saying that he never discriminated Muslim Americans. He further said that Muslim Americans are the integral part of America and have contributed lot for the development of country.
Obama said, "We must uphold laws against discrimination but laws alone won't be enough. Hearts must change." Obama also said that he has worked on the basis of humanity and aimed to provide all necessary services to every citizen of country.
Referring to country’s strength Obama said, "America is a better, stronger place than it was when we started." During the farewell speech Obama’s voice was bit emotional and said, "Democracy does not require uniformity," and "Our founders quarreled and compromised, and expected us to do the same. But they knew that democracy does require a basic sense of solidarity -- the idea that for all our outward differences, we are all in this together; that we rise or fall as one."
Talking about the nations vice President Joe Biden, Obama said that he had worked very hard for the nation. Obama at the point being emotional said that he have gained a brother. "It's my turn to say thanks," Obama added. Describing about the importance of common people of country Obama said, "Change only happens when ordinary people get involved, get engaged, and come together to demand it."
President Obama while addressing in Chicago said, “It’s not that our nation has been flawless from the start, but that we have shown the capacity to change." "Democracy does require a basic sense of solidarity — the idea that for all our outward differences, we are all in this together; that we rise or fall as one," he added.
Taking on the newcomers and refugees, Obama said that their presence has not weekened the country. In fact newcomers embraced nation’s creed and therefore the strength of America is increased. Obama quoted saying, "Democracy can buckle when we give in to fear. So just as we, as citizens, must remain vigilant against external aggression, we must guard against a weakening of the values that make us who we are."
Obama said, “the faith is everything, faith provides power and Americans has faith in me therefore I was able to bring change in so many ways I couldn't possibly have imagined."
Taking on terrorism and his administration, Obama said, "No foreign terrorist organisation has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland these past eight years. But we have taken out tens of thousands of terrorists, including Osama bin Laden."
In the end of his speech Obama repeated the quote what he said when he became the President of America, “Yes we can”. He further said that not as a President but he will always stand with all Americans as a common citizen.
Notably, only two weeks is remaining for the Obama’s administration and after that Donald Trump will take his place as the 45th President of United States. Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States.