This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are.

-Barack Obama
Barack Obama

Life takes its own turns, makes its own demands, writes its own story, and along the way, we start to realize we are not the author.

Barack Obama
We are God's partners in matters of life and death.
Barack Obama

While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do. Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It's about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect.

Barack Obama
His peaceful resistance shook the foundations of an empire, exposed the emptiness of a repressive ideology, and proved that moral leadership is more powerful than any weapon.
Barack Obama

The hope of a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America has a place for him, too.

Barack Obama
The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
Barack Obama

Look, Americans will go for leadership that makes sense. Our job, you know, as public officials, is not to put our finger in the air. Our job is to listen, and then lead.

Barack Obama
Simple exchanges can break down walls between us, for when people come together and speak to one another and share a common experience, then their common humanity is revealed. We are reminded that we're joined together by our pursuit of a life that's productive and purposeful, and when that happens mistrust begins to fade and our smaller differences no longer overshadow the things that we share. And that's where progress begins.
Barack Obama

Our environment is too important to neglect and it's time for the federal government to focus on real solutions and live up to their promises.

Barack Obama
My presidency is not over. I've got another five years coming up.