Let us march on ballot boxes (Let us march)
until we send to our city councils (Yes, sir),
state legislatures, (Yes, sir)
and the United States Congress, (Yes, sir)
men who will not fear to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God.
Let us march on ballot boxes (Let us march. March)
until brotherhood becomes more than a meaningless word in an opening prayer, but the order of the day on every legislative agenda. (Martin Luther King - "Our God Is Marching On!" March 25, 1965. Montgomery, Ala.
Washington (CNN) -- President Obama on Tuesday (March 23, 2010) signed into law a sweeping health care reform bill, the nation's most substantial social legislation in four decades, achieving a top priority of his administration.
Greeted by applause from enthusiastic supporters, he said, "Today after almost a century of trying; today, after over a year of debate; today, after all the votes have been tallied, health insurance reform becomes law in the United States of America."
"We are not a nation that scales back its aspirations," the president said. "We are not a nation that falls prey to doubt or mistrust. We don't fall prey to fear. We are not a nation that does what's easy. It's not who we are. It's not how we got here. We are a nation that faces its challenges and accepts its responsibilities."