Barrack Obama made his first speech as the president of the United States this morning, and it was a good one. The speech set groundwork for his plans as our leader and the future in store for our great nation. Obama made references to hardships our country had faced in the past and the difficulties facing our nation now. With those references he also spoke of how our country overcame and is still today the greatest nation on Earth. He stated, "Greatness is never a given, it must be earned." His greatest quote from the speech however came as he addressed terrorism and opponents of the United States. President Obama stated strongly, "To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West - know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."
Obama repeated concepts during his speech that I believe he feels are most important. Obama is a great public speaker, and he showed it today. Now we must stand behind our 44th President as he leads our great nation on through the 21st century.