Obama & World Poverty

Posted in Uncategorized by Stephen Stonestreet on February 4, 2009

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To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

-President Barack Obama, Inaugural Address

[quote from The One Blog]

I was blown away by his passion for world poverty and helping those around the world. I don’t believe I have ever heard a president speak in this way, and it is quite amazing.

If you would like to send President Obama a personal message of thanks for his position on Global Poverty and Hunger, visit one.org!

To read more of President Obama’s Inaugural Address, go here!

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  1. Joel Goodman said, on February 4, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    It’s rhetoric. How can you automagically believe him when he has no credible history in helping poverty. Also, why do you believe it is the government’s responsibility to help world starvation and hunger? Why is it okay to shift the responsibility to a faceless ruling committee from individuals? I don’t think governments have any business doing this kind of work. Government is not a person with conviction and drive and resources, but it has become an excuse for Americans to feel better about themselves even though they are too lazy and apathetic to do the work themselves. I’m sorry, but I cannot believe a man who is a poor steward with our tax money and doesn’t spur on *individuals* to do this work.

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