Obama's speech reflects Mike Ghouse Republic Day Message

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Obama is one of the all embracing individuals in the likes of  Pope Frances, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and a few other great men and women.

The first time I read Obama’s speech was in 2007, a friend forwarded his speech he gave to the Illinois State Senate, it was pluralism in all its glory. Since then I have followed almost all of his speeches, been critical of some of his policies but mostly written his pluralistic side in some 60+ articles.

President Obama’s speech is a reflection of my essay written a week before his address, “Republic Day’s pluralistic Message to Modi and Obama.” Invariably, some of what I write comes out in his speech a few days later. I am delighted with this and here is a challenge for the youth, particularly Indian Youth to find the commonalities, thoughts and ideas between his speech and my article. 

I am glad it happened that way. I guess if you are inclusive and don’t have a bias towards others, similar thoughts and actions flow out of you. Most of the articles can be found by Googling Mike Ghouse Barack Obama and some of the links are included on the left panel of this site www.TheGhousediary.com 

Now I wrote the Republic Day’s Pluralistic Message to Obama and Modi, published a week or two before his speech was delivered. Here we go again, to my delight it is a reflection of what I wrote.

So, I have set up a challenge to youths of India in particular. Find me ideas, thoughts, points, and suggestion in Obama’s speech in my article.


Its $100 reward to the one who can find most commonalities between the speech and the article and  $50 for the second most commonalities. The deadline for the entry is Friday, February 13, 2015 and the length can be from 600-1000 words, more is ok if it makes sense. Please use common language, and not the words that require repeated references to the dictionary. 

We will publish both the pieces here at www.TheGhouseDiary.com, www.foundationforpluralism.blogspot.com and possibly at Saddahaq.com

Both Obama and I believe in building a cohesive America/India where no individual has to live in apprehension or fear of the other.

Please send  your writings to : 1) _________________ and 2)MikeGhouse@aol.com


Here is Obama’s speech from 29th Minute onwards – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sGFUPEtNAg

Thank you
Mike Ghouse

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……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Mike Ghouse is a public speaker, thinker, writer and a commentator on Pluralism at work place, politics, religion, society, gender, race, culture, ethnicity, food and foreign policy. He is a staunch defender of human rights and his book standing up for others will be out soon, and a movie “Americans together” is in the making.  He is a frequent guest commentator on Fox News and syndicated Talk Radio shows and a writer at major news papers including Dallas Morning News and Huffington Post. All about him is listed in 63 links atwww.MikeGhouse.net and his writings are at www.TheGhousediary.com and 10 other blogs. He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. 

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