Barack Obama 's A More Perfect Union

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Standing as One In order to move forward with anything in life it requires leaving the past behind. This is essential to restoration and growth in all aspects of life. With growth and restoration doors can be opened. Not only can that result in the idea of change but actually show evidence of it. But this act cannot be done alone. It requires more than one to stand together to complete this challenge. With voices heard and actions done, Senator Barack Obama believes that this can be accomplished while giving his speech “A More Perfect Union”. Obama argues that the problems we have today are from the past. He states they still remain because we allow them to control us and the world we live. In doing this he reminds us that this can be …show more content…

He also wanted to agree to disagree so the nation could start reaping the benefits of the great future ahead. In doing this he turns to the persuasive mode to get his audience to see there is indeed another route only if America would take the chance. He says “unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different stories” ensures that he is aware that we all are different. He then shifts into a state where he is pleading to his audience to see that we share the same stand points by saying “but we hold common hopes”. He wants his audience to grasp the concept of hope by working together and so that the future can be enjoyable. Obama has many reasons on why he can speak on this which allows him to have a lot of authority and shows his ethos as well. At the time Obama was a senator who was running for president of the United States of America. He was also a black man who came from a mixed family with a white mother and an African father as he stated “I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas”. He was more than often criticized by people about being “black” or “half black” because of the way people tried to categorize him stating “some commentators have deemed me either “too black” or “not black enough” because race always came up when it came to him. Although race had been an issue throughout the campaign he was able to note that he was not a perfect

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