I was not there personally; this is an audio file of his talk taken from a video tape given to me by Courtney Scott, a local independent producer.|
From what I have gathered from the tape, Kucinich is a man of both reason and vision. He has a vision of America regaining Democracy and logical methods to reach this goal. He says, "this is an important moment in the history of our nation; it's a sobering mement in the history of our nation because we understand the impact of policies of fear, how policies of fear have driven Americar into an unjust war against Afghanistan and an unjust illegal war against Iraq.......have resulted in the balooning of a corrupt Pentagon budget....this is the time to break the spell of fear and reclaim our nation."
Quoting a line from our National Anthem, he makes a connection between freedom and democracy, between courage and Democracy. ...."in order to keep our Democracy, in order to rescue our Democracy, we must have courage and encourage each other.........And we must be ready to challenge an administration that is trying to bring fear into this country, and rule by fear and stay in power by fear......and we will reclaim our country."
Kucinich wants to change the direction of this country, by joining the international criminal court, sign the small arms treaty, a land mine treaty, a biological and chemical convention. He wants our country to be secure, but states that,"the only security that can be achieved in any nation is through international cooperation."
This file is about 17 minutes in length.