“New Declaration of Independence Required”

17 01 2009

We need to declare ourselves free from ideology and small thinking!
From his pre-inaugural whistle stop tour today, that’s what Barack Obama prescribes:

“While our problems may be new, what is required to overcome them is not,” said the president-elect.

“What is required is the same perseverance and idealism that our founders displayed. What is required is a new declaration of independence, not just in our nation, but in our own lives – from ideology and small thinking, prejudice and bigotry – an appeal not to our easy instincts but to our better angels.”