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This Morning, Change Beckons

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There is a new America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not. The new America is the sum of many small changes — a new subdivision here, a new school there, a new industry where there had been swampland — changes that add up to a broad transformation of our lives. Our task is to guide these changes. For, though change is inevitable, change for the better is a full-time job.

Adlai E. Stevenson II, speech delivered in Miami, Florida, September 8, 1956.

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