In response to Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

"He became the first African-American president in a notoriously racist country, which has given hope to oppressed peoples throughout the world.While campaigning for and after winning that job, took the opportunity to tour the world expressing his ideas and beliefs about equality, race, mutual respect, honoring each others' histories, appreciating cultural differences; understanding that one country is not automatically better than any other but that we all have important and legitimate ideas to bring to the table, and knowing that to move forward in a positive direction we must do our level best to use diplomacy to work together in peace. He has stuck firmly to these notions and continues as an excellent example of thoughtfulness and reason as the leader of, arguably, the world's most powerful state or, as the Nobel committee more succinctly put it, for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples"

-Clara Sturak
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