On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear， unity of
purpose over conflict and discord.
On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false
promises，the recriminations and worn out dogmas，that for far too long have
strangled our politics.
We remain a young nation， but in the words of Scripture，the time has come
to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring
spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift，that
noble idea，passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise
that all are equal， all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their
full measure of happiness.