Chicago: Wednesday, January 11, Barack Obama, fifty-fourth American president and the first black president in the history of America, said good-bye to the nation on Tuesday Night in Chicago. He asked the nation to defend and strengthen the American democracy.
In his farewell speech, Obama told Americans that America made remarkable progress in his era; it is better and stronger place by every measures than eight years back when he took the charge of office. To advise the nation, he said, “democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted”.
In his good-bye speech Obama thanked his administration and told the nation that America’s future is prosperous and is in safe hands. He asked nation to tolerate and understand each others’ points of view. He said that democracy is not a uniqueness or solidarity but it is the faith that despite our all differences nation always rises and falls together. He said, “Democracy does not require uniformity”.
Barack Obama advised, “So just as we, as citizens, must remain vigilant against external aggression, we must guard against a weakening of the values that make us who we are”.
On the reaction of crowd on the power of transfer to Donald Trump he said, “No, no, no, no, no”; he carried on, “peaceful transfer of power from one president to another is a hallmark of American Democracy.” He asked to remove discrimination among creeds and religions. He said, “I reject discrimination against Muslim Americans.”
Obama took charge of the White House on January 20, 2009 and will leave the post on January 20, 2017. He is the 54th President and belongs to the Democratic Party. After him, Donald Trump will take the charge of White House as the President of USA.