Barack Obama's speech in Denver, 29 August, 2008, excerpted with annotations
(see Paths to Story Telling as Life)
through hard work and sacrifice, each of us can pursue our individual dreams but still come together as one American family, to ensure that the next generation can pursue their dreams as well.
That’s the promise of America – the idea that we are responsible for ourselves, but that we also rise or fall as one nation
Individual responsibility and mutual responsibility – that’s the essence of America’s promise.