My fellow citizens, recall for the moment the opening words of our Constitution: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union.” The preamble does not say, “We the Wealthy and the Elite” or “We the Wise and the Educated.” It says “We the People!” meaning All the People.
And then our Constitution says “To Form a More Perfect Union.” It does not say that our Union is perfect but that We, the People can make it more perfect.
The preamble further says that We the People must ‘establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”
And so, my fellow citizens, let us promise that We, the American People will meet the challenges laid down by the Founders.
We the People will not condone torture or brutality either here or abroad.
We the People will not neglect the stewardship of our land or of our planet.
We the People will promote the common defense not just of ourselves but of all the freedom-loving citizens of the world.
We the People will not engage in needless wars or foolhardy
And, above all, We the People will strive to secure the blessings of liberty, justice, and equality not just for our posterity but for all posterity.
My fellow Americans, we all come together to confront the great challenges that lie ahead. And we will keep always in mind that acting in common purpose We the People Shall Overcome!