Buhari added two paragraphs of Obama’s speech to his remarks during the launch of “Change Begins With Me”.
Buhari added about two paragraphs of Obama’s speech to his remarks during the launch of the government’s “Change Begins With Me” campaign.
Obama is a very inspiring speaker, so it’s no wonder that his speeches are being copied. Here are three other Obama speeches which are worth plagiarizing:
1. 2004 DNC speech:
Obama spoke about his parents and their unlikely love his own amazing rise in politics despite his roots.
“My parents shared not only an improbable love; they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack or "blessed," believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success. They imagined me going to the best schools in the land, even though they weren't rich, because in a generous America you don't have to be rich to achieve your potential.”
“They're both passed away now, and yet I know that on this night they look down on me with great pride. They stand here, and I stand here today, grateful for the diversity of my heritage, aware that my parents' dreams live on in my two precious daughters. I stand here knowing that my story is part of the larger American story.”
2. The 2015 Selma speech
Fifty years after the march on Selma, Obama spoke of the historic event and the circumstances that led to it. He also announced that the legacy of Selma is that there is still work to do.
“For everywhere in this country, there are first steps to be taken, and new ground to cover, and bridges to be crossed…And it is you, the young and fearless at heart, the most diverse and educated generation in our history, who the nation is waiting to follow.”
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3. The 2016 Rutgers University commencement speech
In obvious reference to controversial presidential candidate, Donald Trump, Obama informed an audience of 50,000 about the need to always “know what you’re talking about.”
“In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. It's not cool to not know what you're talking about. That's not keeping it real or telling it like it is. That's not challenging political correctness. That's just not knowing what you're talking about. And yet we've become confused about this.”