Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hillary Clinton tells Democrats ‘Keep Going!’

In an electrifying speech to the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver, Hillary Clinton shared these words and told this story:

My mother was born before women could vote. But in this election my daughter got to vote for her mother for President.

This is the story of America. Of women and men who defy the odds and never give up.

How do we give this country back to them?

By following the example of a brave New Yorker, a woman who risked her life to shepherd slaves along the Underground Railroad.

And on that path to freedom, Harriett Tubman had one piece of advice.

If you hear the dogs, keep going.
If you see the torches in the woods, keep going.
If they're shouting after you, keep going.
Don't ever stop. Keep going.
If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

Even in the darkest of moments, ordinary Americans have found the faith to keep going.

Source: Hillary Clinton Democratic Convention Speech, 26 August 2008.

To read the text and hear it by video follow this link:
Huffington Post, 26 August 2008.

Dr Geoff Pound