希拉里民主党大会发表提名演讲（视频） --30 :57:50 来源：chinadaily 当地时间7月日，在美国费城举行的民主党全国代表大会上，希拉里压轴亮相，并在演讲中正式宣布接受民主党的总统候选人提名她将代表民主党出征美国大选，也成为首位获得美国主要政党提名的女性总统候选人我们来看看她在演讲中说了什么The fourth and final day of the Democratic national convention has ended, if you don’t count the ongoing balloon-related activity on the floor, where dozens of delegates continue to linger.年民主党全国大会的第四天结束了，同时这也是大会的最后一天，如果不算接下来的庆祝活动的话数十名代表将继续参加后续的庆祝活动Here’s what happened:以下是最后一天大会的具体情况：Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to be nominated by a major party the country’s highest office.希拉里?克林顿接受了民主党总统候选人提名，成为了美国历史上首位获得主要政党提名的女性Clinton delivered an hourlong speech that was part biography, part profession of faith, part political prospectus, part job application and part attack on Donald Trump.克林顿发表了长达一个小时的演讲，演讲内容主要包括其个人经历、职业信念、政治计划、工作规划和对唐纳德?特朗普的抨击“He’s offering empty promises,” Clinton said. “What are we offering? A bold agenda to improve the lives of people across our country - to keep you safe, to get you good jobs, and to give your kids the opporties they deserve.“特朗普承诺的都是空头票，”克林顿说“而我们呢？我们给出了一个提高全国人民生活水平的宏伟计划——保障你们的安全，让你们拥有满意的工作，让你们的孩子拥有属于他们的机会“The choice is clear.”“应该选择谁，现在看来很明确了”Clinton: “Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”希拉里说：“想象一下，当特朗普坐在总统办公室，面对着一个真正的危机一个你可以用推特做诱饵的男人是不可以把核武器交给他的”The night was programmed to highlight the historic nature of Clinton’s nomination, with speaker after speaker calling a first female president. However the rest of the country felt, the cheering room agreed that it was participating in history.这个夜晚就是为突出希拉里提名的历史意义而设计的，一个又一个的发言者都呼吁选民持希拉里成为第一位女性总统无论其余的美国人怎么想，欢呼的人群相信他们正在创造历史Clinton ignored attempts by scattered protesters to interrupt her speech, and sometimes the crowd helped her by chanting “Hillary! Hillary!”一些抗议者企图打断希拉里的演讲，却被她无视了人群里时不时大声呼喊“希拉里！希拉里！”以示对她的持The show was almost stolen by Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq, who tore into Trump, his veiled wife standing beside him. “Donald Trump ... Let me ask you, have you even the ed States constitution?” Khan asked, pulling a copy from his pocket. “I will gladly lend you my copy.”这场演讲差点被一位名叫希治尔?可汗的穆斯林士兵的父亲抢了风头他的儿子在伊拉克阵亡，他的妻子蒙着纱巾站在他旁边他强烈抨击特朗普说：“唐纳德?特朗普……让我问问你，你读过美国宪法吗？”他问道，从兜里拿出一本宪法“我很愿意把我这本借给你看”Introducing her mother, Chelsea Clinton delivered a personal speech about feeling supported as a child. “That feeling – being valued and loved – that’s something my mom wants every child,” she said.希拉里的女儿切尔西?克林顿谈到她母亲时表示，作为孩子，她感受到了持和鼓励“那种感觉——被重视、被疼爱——是我母亲希望每个孩子都能拥有的”她说Sanders congratulated Clinton “on this historic achievement” in a tweet. “We are stronger together,” he wrote.桑德斯在推特上祝贺希拉里取得这个“历史性的成就”“我们团结在一起会变得更加强大”他写道“Great speech,” the president thought:美国总统奥巴马认为这是一个“精的演讲”：Great speech. She's tested. She's y. She never quits. That's why Hillary should be our next @POTUS. (She'll get the Twitter handle, too)“精的演讲她经受住了考验她已经准备好了她永远不会放弃这就是为什么希拉里应该成为下一任美国总统（她也会搞定推特的）”— President Obama (@POTUS)— 总统奥巴马July 9, 年7月9日Clinton managed some lighter moments in her attacks on Trump, as when she described his convention speech: “He spoke 70-odd minutes – and I do mean odd.”希拉里在抨击特朗普的时候也说了一些比较轻松诙谐的话当她描述他在大会上的演讲时说：“他讲了70多分钟——奇怪，这真是很巧呢（此处或影射特朗普不受欢迎率达70%）”The Trump campaign replied that the Clinton speech was “an insulting collection of cliches and recycled rhetoric.”特朗普竞选团队对此作出回应，称希拉里的演讲是“一堆带有侮辱性的陈词滥调和车轱辘话”英文来源：卫报翻译：张安莹（中国日报网爱新闻iNews译者）审校#38;编辑：丹妮翻至下页看希拉里提名演讲视频[!-empirenews.page--]希拉里提名演讲视频： #0;希拉里演讲全文：Thank you! Thank you that amazing welcome.And Chelsea, thank you.I’m so proud to be your mother and so proud of the woman you’ve become.Thanks bringing Marc into our family, and Charlotte and Aidan into the world.And Bill, that conversation we started in the law library 5 years ago is still going strong.It’s lasted through good times that filled us with joy, and hard times that tested us. If at first you don’t succeed: how Hillary Clinton came back from the brink Read moreAnd I’ve even gotten a few words in along the way.On Tuesday night, I was so happy to see that my Explainer-in-Chief is still on the job.I’m also grateful to the rest of my family and the friends of a lifetime.To all of you whose hard work brought us here tonight …And to those of you who joined our campaign this week.And what a remarkable week it’s been.We heard the man from Hope, Bill Clinton.And the man of Hope, Barack Obama.America is stronger because of President Obama’s leadership, and I’m better because of his friendship.We heard from our terrific vice-president, the one-and-only Joe Biden, who spoke from his big heart about our party’s commitment to working people.First Lady Michelle Obama reminded us that our children are watching, and the president we elect is going to be their president, too.And those of you out there who are just getting to know Tim Kaine – you’re soon going to understand why the people of Virginia keep promoting him: from city council and mayor, to governor, and now senator.He’ll make the whole country proud as our vice-president.And … I want to thank Bernie Sanders.Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary.You’ve put economic and social justice issues front and center, where they belong.And to all of your supporters here and around the country:I want you to know, I’ve heard you.Your cause is our cause.Our country needs your ideas, energy, and passion.That’s the only way we can turn our progressive platm into real change America.We wrote it together – now let’s go out there and make it happen together.[pause]My friends, we’ve come to Philadelphia – the birthplace of our nation – because what happened in this city 0 years ago still has something to teach us today.We all know the story.But we usually focus on how it turned out – and not enough on how close that story came to never being written at all.When representatives from unruly colonies met just down the road from here, some wanted to stick with the King.Some wanted to stick it to the king, and go their own way.The revolution hung in the balance.Then somehow they began listening to each other … compromising … finding common purpose.And by the time they left Philadelphia, they had begun to see themselves as one nation.That’s what made it possible to stand up to a King.That took courage.They had courage.Our Founders embraced the enduring truth that we are stronger together.America is once again at a moment of reckoning.Powerful ces are threatening to pull us apart.Bonds of trust and respect are fraying.And just as with our founders, there are no guarantees.It truly is up to us.We have to decide whether we all will work together so we all can rise together.Our country’s motto is e pluribus unum: out of many, we are one.Will we stay true to that motto?Well, we heard Donald Trump’s answer last week at his convention.He wants to divide us – from the rest of the world, and from each other.He’s betting that the perils of today’s world will blind us to its unlimited promise.He’s taken the Republican party a long way ...from “Morning in America” to “Midnight in America”.He wants us to fear the future and fear each other.Well, a great Democratic president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, came up with the perfect rebuke to Trump more than 80 years ago, during a much more perilous time.“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”Now we are clear-eyed about what our country is up against.But we are not afraid.We will rise to the challenge, just as we always have.We will not build a wall.Instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good paying job can get one.And we’ll build a path to citizenship millions of immigrants who are aly contributing to our economy!We will not ban a religion.We will work with all Americans and our allies to fight terrorism.There’s a lot of work to do.Too many people haven’t had a pay raise since the crash.There’s too much inequality.Too little social mobility.Too much paralysis in Washington.Too many threats at home and abroad.But just look at the strengths we bring to meet these challenges.We have the most dynamic and diverse people in the world.We have the most tolerant and generous young people we’ve ever had.We have the most powerful military.The most innovative entrepreneurs.The most enduring values.Freedom and equality, justice and opporty.We should be so proud that these words are associated with us. That when people hear them – they hear … America.So don’t let anyone tell you that our country is weak.We’re not.Don’t let anyone tell you we don’t have what it takes.We do.And most of all, don’t believe anyone who says: “I alone can fix it.”Those were actually Donald Trump’s words in Cleveland.And they should set off alarm bells all of us.Really?I alone can fix it?Isn’t he getting?Troops on the frontlines.Police officers and fire fighters who run toward danger.Doctors and nurses who care us.Teachers who change lives.Entrepreneurs who see possibilities in every problem.Mothers who lost children to violence and are building a movement to keep other kids safe.He’s getting every last one of us.Americans don’t say: “I alone can fix it.”We say: “We’ll fix it together.”Remember: our Founders fought a revolution and wrote a constitution so America would never be a nation where one person had all the power.Two hundred and ty years later, we still put our faith in each other.Look at what happened in Dallas after the assassinations of five brave police officers.Chief David Brown asked the commy to support his ce, maybe even join them.And you know how the commy responded?Nearly 500 people applied in just days.That’s how Americans answer when the call help goes out.[pause]Twenty years ago I wrote a book called It Takes a Village. A lot of people looked at the title and asked, what the heck do you mean by that?This is what I mean.None of us can raise a family, build a business, heal a commy or lift a country totally alone.America needs every one of us to lend our energy, our talents, our ambition to making our nation better and stronger.I believe that with all my heart.That’s why “Stronger Together” is not just a lesson from our history.It’s not just a slogan our campaign.It’s a guiding principle the country we’ve always been and the future we’re going to build.A country where the economy works everyone, not just those at the top.Where you can get a good job and send your kids to a good school, no matter what zip code you live in.A country where all our children can dream, and those dreams are within reach.Where families are strong … commies are safe …And yes, love trumps hate.That’s the country we’re fighting .That’s the future we’re working toward …And so it is with humility ... determination ... and boundless confidence in America’s promise … that I accept your nomination president of the ed States![Pause]Now, sometimes the people at this podium are new to the national stage.As you know, I’m not one of those people.I’ve been your first lady. Served eight years as a senator from the great state of New York.I ran president and lost.Then I represented all of you as secretary of state.But my job titles only tell you what I’ve done.They don’t tell you why.The truth is, through all these years of public service, the “service” part has always come easier to me than the “public” part.I get it that some people just don’t know what to make of me.So let me tell you.The family I’m from ... well, no one had their name on big buildings.My family were builders of a different kind.Builders in the way most American families are.They used whatever tools they had – whatever God gave them – and whatever life in America provided – and built better lives and better futures their kids.My grandfather worked in the same Scranton lace mill 50 years.Because he believed that if he gave everything he had, his children would have a better life than he did.And he was right.My dad, Hugh, made it to college. He played football at Penn State and enlisted in the navy after Pearl Harbor.When the war was over he started his own small business, printing fabric draperies.I remember watching him stand hours over silk screens.He wanted to give my brothers and me opporties he never had.And he did. My mother, Dorothy, was abandoned by her parents as a young girl. She ended up on her own at , working as a house maid.She was saved by the kindness of others.Her first grade teacher saw she had nothing to eat at lunch, and brought extra food to share.The lesson she passed on to me years later stuck with me:No one gets through life alone.We have to look out each other and lift each other up.She made sure I learned the words of our Methodist faith:“Do all the good you can, all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.”I went to work the Children’s Defense Fund, going door-to-door in New Bedd, Massachusetts on behalf of children with disabilities who were denied the chance to go to school.I remember meeting a young girl in a wheelchair on the small back porch of her house.She told me how badly she wanted to go to school – it just didn’t seem possible.And I couldn’t stop thinking of my mother and what she went through as a child.It became clear to me that simply caring is not enough.To drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws.You need both understanding and action.So we gathered facts. We built a coalition. And our work helped convince Congress to ensure access to education all students with disabilities.It’s a big idea, isn’t it?Every kid with a disability has the right to go to school.But how do you make an idea like that real? You do it step-by-step, year-by-year … sometimes even door-by-door.And my heart just swelled when I saw Anastasia Somoza on this stage, representing millions of young people who – because of those changes to our laws – are able to get an education.It’s true … I sweat the details of policy – whether we’re talking about the exact level of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, the number of mental health facilities in Iowa, or the cost of your prescription drugs.Because it’s not just a detail if it’s your kid – if it’s your family.It’s a big deal. And it should be a big deal to your president.Over the last three days, you’ve seen some of the people who’ve inspired me.People who let me into their lives, and became a part of mine.People like Ryan Moore and Lauren Manning.They told their stories Tuesday night.I first met Ryan as a seven-year old.He was wearing a full body brace that must have weighed 0 pounds.Children like Ryan kept me going when our plan universal health care failed …and kept me working with leaders of both parties to help create the Children’s Health Insurance Program that covers 8 million kids every year.Lauren was gravely injured on 9.It was the thought of her, and Debbie St John, and John Dolan and Joe Sweeney, and all the victims and survivors, that kept me working as hard as I could in the Senate on behalf of 9 families, and our first responders who got sick from their time at Ground Zero.I was still thinking of Lauren, Debbie and all the others years later in the White House Situation Room when President Obama made the courageous decision that finally brought Osama bin Laden to justice.In this campaign, I’ve met so many people who motivate me to keep fighting change.And, with your help, I will carry all of your voices and stories with me to the White House.I will be a president Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. the struggling, the striving and the successful. those who vote me and those who don’t. all Americans.[pause]Tonight, we’ve reached a milestone in our nation’s march toward a more perfect union: the first time that a major party has nominated a woman president.Standing here as my mother’s daughter, and my daughter’s mother, I’m so happy this day has come.Happy grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between.Happy boys and men, too – because when any barrier falls in America, anyone, it clears the way everyone. When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.So let’s keep going, until every one of the 1 million women and girls across America has the opporty she deserves.Because even more important than the history we make tonight, is the history we will write together in the years ahead.Let’s begin with what we’re going to do to help working people in our country get ahead and stay ahead.Now, I don’t think President Obama and Vice-President Biden get the credit they deserve saving us from the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes.Our economy is so much stronger than when they took office. Nearly million new private-sector jobs. Twenty million more Americans with health insurance. And an auto industry that just had its best year ever. That’s real progress.But none of us can be satisfied with the status quo. Not by a long shot.We’re still facing deep-seated problems that developed long bee the recession and have stayed with us through the recovery.I’ve gone around our country talking to working families. And I’ve heard from so many of you who feel like the economy just isn’t working.Some of you are frustrated – even furious.And you know what? You’re right.It’s not yet working the way it should.Americans are willing to work – and work hard.But right now, an awful lot of people feel there is less and less respect the work they do.And less respect them, period.Democrats are the party of working people.But we haven’t done a good enough job showing that we get what you’re going through, and that we’re going to do something about it.So I want to tell you tonight how we will empower Americans to live better lives.My primary mission as president will be to create more opporty and more good jobs with rising wages right here in the ed States ...From my first day in office to my last!Especially in places that too long have been left out and left behind.From our inner cities to our small towns, from Indian Country to Coal Country.From commies ravaged by addiction to regions hollowed out by plant closures.And here’s what I believe.I believe America thrives when the middle class thrives.I believe that our economy isn’t working the way it should because our democracy isn’t working the way it should.That’s why we need to appoint supreme court justices who will get money out of politics and expand voting rights, not restrict them. And we’ll pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens ed!I believe American corporations that have gotten so much from our country should be just as patriotic in return.Many of them are. But too many aren’t.It’s wrong to take tax breaks with one hand and give out pink slips with the other.And I believe Wall Street can never, ever be allowed to wreck Main Street again.I believe in science. I believe that climate change is real and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying clean energy jobs.I believe that when we have millions of hardworking immigrants contributing to our economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out.Comprehensive immigration rem will grow our economy and keep families together – and it’s the right thing to do.Whatever party you belong to, or if you belong to no party at all, if you share these beliefs, this is your campaign.If you believe that companies should share profits with their workers, not pad executive bonuses, join us.If you believe the minimum wage should be a living wage … and no one working full time should have to raise their children in poverty … join us.If you believe that every man, woman, and child in America has the right to afdable healthcare … join us.If you believe that we should say “no” to unfair trade deals ... that we should stand up to China ... that we should support our steelworkers and autoworkers and homegrown manufacturers … join us.If you believe we should expand social security and protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions … join us.And yes, if you believe that your working mother, wife, sister, or daughter deserves equal pay … join us ...Let’s make sure this economy works everyone, not just those at the top.Now, you didn’t hear any of this from Donald Trump at his convention.He spoke 70-odd minutes – and I do mean odd.And he offered zero solutions. But we aly know he doesn’t believe these things.No wonder he doesn’t like talking about his plans.You might have noticed, I love talking about mine.In my first 0 days, we will work with both parties to pass the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.Jobs in manufacturing, clean energy, technology and innovation, small business, and infrastructure.If we invest in infrastructure now, we’ll not only create jobs today, but lay the foundation the jobs of the future.And we will transm the way we prepare our young people those jobs.Bernie Sanders and I will work together to make college tuition-free the middle class and debt-free all!We will also liberate millions of people who aly have student debt.It’s just not right that Donald Trump can ignore his debts, but students and families can’t refinance theirs.And here’s something we don’t say often enough: college is crucial, but a four-year degree should not be the only path to a good job.We’re going to help more people learn a skill or practice a trade and make a good living doing it.We’re going to give small businesses a boost. Make it easier to get credit. Way too many dreams die in the parking lots of banks.In America, if you can dream it, you should be able to build it.We’re going to help you balance family and work. And you know what, if fighting afdable child care and paid family leave is playing the “woman card”, then deal me in!(Oh, you’ve heard that one?)Now, here’s the thing, we’re not only going to make all these investments, we’re going to pay every single one of them.And here’s how: Wall Street, corporations, and the super-rich are going to start paying their fair share of taxes.Not because we resent success. Because when more than 90% of the gains have gone to the top 1%, that’s where the money is.And if companies take tax breaks and then ship jobs overseas, we’ll make them pay us back. And we’ll put that money to work where it belongs … creating jobs here at home!Now I know some of you are sitting at home thinking, well that all sounds pretty good.But how are you going to get it done? How are you going to break through the gridlock in Washington? Look at my record. I’ve worked across the aisle to pass laws and treaties and to launch new programs that help millions of people. And if you give me the chance, that’s what I’ll do as president.But Trump, he’s a businessman. He must know something about the economy.Well, let’s take a closer look.In Atlantic City, 60 miles from here, you’ll find contractors and small businesses who lost everything because Donald Trump refused to pay his bills.People who did the work and needed the money, and didn’t get it – not because he couldn’t pay them, but because he wouldn’t pay them.That sales pitch he’s making to be your president? Put your faith in him – and you’ll win big? That’s the same sales pitch he made to all those small businesses. Then Trump walked away, and left working people holding the bag.He also talks a big game about putting America first. Please explain to me what part of America First leads him to make Trump ties in China, not Colorado.Trump suits in Mexico, not Michigan. Trump furniture in Turkey, not Ohio. Trump picture frames in India, not Wisconsin.Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again – well, he could start by actually making things in America again.The choice we face is just as stark when it comes to our national security.Anyone ing the news can see the threats and turbulence we face.From Baghdad and Kabul, to Nice and Paris and Brussels, to San Bernardino and Orlando, we’re dealing with determined enemies that must be defeated.No wonder people are anxious and looking reassurance. Looking steady leadership.You want a leader who understands we are stronger when we work with our allies around the world and care our veterans here at home. Keeping our nation safe and honoring the people who do it will be my highest priority.I’m proud that we put a lid on Iran’s nuclear program without firing a single shot – now we have to ence it, and keep supporting Israel’s security.I’m proud that we shaped a global climate agreement – now we have to hold every country able to their commitments, including ourselves.I’m proud to stand by our allies in Nato against any threat they face, including from Russia.I’ve laid out my strategy defeating Isis.We will strike their sanctuaries from the air, and support local ces taking them out on the ground. We will surge our intelligence so that we detect and prevent attacks bee they happen.We will disrupt their efts online to reach and radicalize young people in our country.It won’t be easy or quick, but make no mistake – we will prevail.Now Donald Trump says, and this is a e, “I know more about Isis than the generals do …”No, Donald, you don’t.He thinks that he knows more than our military because he claimed our armed ces are “a disaster”.Well, I’ve had the privilege to work closely with our troops and our veterans many years, including as a senator on the armed services committee.I know how wrong he is. Our military is a national treasure.We entrust our commander-in-chief to make the hardest decisions our nation faces.Decisions about war and peace. Life and death.A president should respect the men and women who risk their lives to serve our country – including the sons of Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, both marines.Ask yourself: does Donald Trump have the temperament to be commander-in-chief?Donald Trump can’t even handle the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign.He loses his cool at the slightest provocation. When he’s gotten a tough question from a reporter. When he’s challenged in a debate. When he sees a protester at a rally.Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.I can’t put it any better than Jackie Kennedy did after the Cuban Missile Crisis. She said that what worried President Kennedy during that very dangerous time was that a war might be started – not by big men with self-control and restraint, but by little men – the ones moved by fear and pride.America’s strength doesn’t come from lashing out.Strength relies on smarts, judgment, cool resolve, and the precise and strategic application of power.That’s the kind of commander-in-chief I pledge to be.And if we’re serious about keeping our country safe, we also can’t afd to have a president who’s in the pocket of the gun lobby.I’m not here to repeal the second amendment.I’m not here to take away your guns.I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place.We should be working with responsible gun owners to pass common-sense rems and keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and all others who would do us harm. decades, people have said this issue was too hard to solve and the politics were too hot to touch.But I ask you: how can we just stand by and do nothing?You heard, you saw, family members of people killed by gun violence.You heard, you saw, family members of police officers killed in the line of duty because they were outgunned by criminals.I refuse to believe we can’t find common ground here.We have to heal the divides in our country.Not just on guns. But on race. Immigration. And more.That starts with listening to each other. Hearing each other. Trying, as best we can, to walk in each other’s shoes.So let’s put ourselves in the shoes of young black and Latino men and women who face the effects of systemic racism, and are made to feel like their lives are disposable.Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of police officers, kissing their kids and spouses goodbye every day and heading off to do a dangerous and necessary job.We will rem our criminal justice system from end-to-end, and rebuild trust between law encement and the commies they serve.We will defend all our rights – civil rights, human rights and voting rights… women’s rights and workers’ rights … LGBT rights and the rights of people with disabilities!And we will stand up against mean and divisive rhetoric wherever it comes from. the past year, many people made the mistake of laughing off Donald Trump’s comments – excusing him as an entertainer just putting on a show.They think he couldn’t possibly mean all the horrible things he says – like when he called women “pigs”. Or said that an American judge couldn’t be fair because of his Mexican heritage. Or when he mocks and mimics a reporter with a disability.Or insults prisoners of war like John McCain – a true hero and patriot who deserves our respect.At first, I admit, I couldn’t believe he meant it either.It was just too hard to fathom – that someone who wants to lead our nation could say those things. Could be like that.But here’s the sad truth: there is no other Donald Trump ... this is it.And in the end, it comes down to what Donald Trump doesn’t get: that America is great – because America is good.So enough with the bigotry and bombast. Donald Trump’s not offering real change.He’s offering empty promises. What are we offering? A bold agenda to improve the lives of people across our country – to keep you safe, to get you good jobs, and to give your kids the opporties they deserve.The choice is clear.[Pause]Every generation of Americans has come together to make our country freer, fairer, and stronger.None of us can do it alone.I know that at a time when so much seems to be pulling us apart, it can be hard to imagine how we’ll ever pull together again.But I’m here to tell you tonight – progress is possible.I know because I’ve seen it in the lives of people across America who get knocked down and get right back up.And I know it from my own life. More than a few times, I’ve had to pick myself up and get back in the game.Like so much else, I got this from my mother. She never let me back down from any challenge. When I tried to hide from a neighborhood bully, she literally blocked the door. “Go back out there,” she said.And she was right. You have to stand up to bullies.You have to keep working to make things better, even when the odds are long and the opposition is fierce.We lost my mother a few years ago. I miss her every day. And I still hear her voice urging me to keep working, keep fighting right, no matter what.That’s what we need to do together as a nation.Though “we may not live to see the glory,” as the song from the musical Hamilton goes, “let us gladly join the fight.”Let our legacy be about “planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.”That’s why we’re here … not just in this hall, but on this Earth.The Founders showed us that.And so have many others since.They were drawn together by love of country, and the selfless passion to build something better all who follow.That is the story of America. And we begin a new chapter tonight.Yes, the world is watching what we do.Yes, America’s destiny is ours to choose.So let’s be stronger together.Looking to the future with courage and confidence.Building a better tomorrow our beloved children and our beloved country.When we do, America will be greater than ever.Thank you and may God bless the ed States of America!