The Common Good

Obama's Harmony of Intellect and Intuition

Mr. President, Barack,

Every room I have ever been in with you was a much easier room for your presence.

It's rare to meet a person like you, where intellect and intuition make such a perfect rhyme.

Your intuition tells you that the well-being of the American people, spiritually as well as physically, is connected with America's role in the world. I know you know that the prosperity of your fellow Americans, though hard fought, is less fulfilling knowing there is so much more that can be done to alleviate poverty and suffering in the developing world. You know that less than 1 percent of government income as a contribution from the world's richest economy to the world's poorest is not a fair tithe -- even in times like these -- which is why you have promised to double foreign assistance. As with our own personal sojourn, so it is with country and community -

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