Obama: Let's Write 'Next Great Chapter in Our American Story'

President Obama concludes his 2013 State of the Union speech with optimism for future generations.
3:32 | 02/12/13

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We were sent here to look out for our fellow Americans. The same way they look out for one another. Every single day. Usually without fanfare all across this country. We should follow their exam. We should follow the example of New York City nurse -- -- mention Sanchez. When hurricane said he punched her hospital in the darkness. She wasn't thinking about our own home was fair. Her mind was on the -- precious newborns in her care and the rescue plan she devised. That kept them -- safe. We should follow the example North Miami woman named. -- -- -- -- When -- weigh -- arrived at a polling place she was told to wait to vote might be six hours. As time -- buying her concern was not -- her entire body or aching feet whether folks like her would get to have their site. An hour after hour a throng of people stayed in line to support. Because -- -- is on and two years old. And they erupted in cheers when she finally put on a sticker that read. I vote. We should follow their example of a police officer named Brian Murphy. When a gunman opened fire. On a sikh temple in Wisconsin. Brian was the first arrived. And he did not consider his own safety. He fought back until help arrived. And ordered his fellow officers to protect the safety of the fellow Americans worshiping inside. Even as -- lay bleeding from twelve bullet wounds. And when asked how he did that Bryant said. That's just the way were made. That's just the way we're right. We may do different jobs. And where different uniforms. And -- different views. Than the person besides. But as Americans we all share the same proud -- We are citizens. It's a word the doesn't just describe our nationality or legal status. It describes the way we're made. It describes what we believe. It captures the enduring idea that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another. And -- future generations. But our rights are wrapped up in the rights of others. And that well into our third century as a nation. It remains the task of us all. As citizens of these United States. To be the authors of the next great chapter of our American story. Thank you god bless you and god bless --

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