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President Obama: ‘We Stand with Those Who Seek Freedom’

06 June 2014

This video was produced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs in June 2014. The featured speaker is President Obama.

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[President Obama] The blessings of liberty must be earned and
renewed by every generation —

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including our own.

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And this is the work to which we rededicate ourselves today.

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We stand together because we believe that upholding peace
and security

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is the responsibility of every nation.

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Bigger nations must not be allowed to bully the small

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or impose their will at the barrel of a gun,

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and the stroke of a pen can never legitimize the theft of a
neighbor's land.

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We stand together because we know that

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wherever people are willing to do the hard work of building
democracy,

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they will have a partner in our nations.

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These are not just words.

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They are unbreakable commitments

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backed by the strongest alliance in the world

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and the armed forces of the United States of America.

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Our free nations cannot be complacent in pursuit of the vision we
share:

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a Europe that is whole and free and at peace.

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We have to work for that.

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We have to stand with those who seek freedom.

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