Tomorrow is November 2, and if you live in the United States, you’re going to vote. Right?
In case you’re feeling a little wishy-washy about voting, here is some content from some of the greatest bits of American copy every written – a little patriotism to try and get you fired up to vote (forget the politics, focus on the power of these words).
And even if you don’t live in the United States, enjoy some awesome content.
Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream
Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” read full speech here
John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address
So let us begin anew — remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate. read full speech here
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
We do not distrust the — the future of essential democracy. The people of the United States have not failed. In their need they have registered a mandate that they want direct, vigorous action. They have asked for discipline and direction under leadership. They have made me the present instrument of their wishes. In the spirit of the gift I take it. read full speech here
For those who don’t live in the United States, we’d love to hear about some of your country’s best speeches…
Remember to vote. Cheers.
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