My fellow Americans:
Whether you are black or white; rich or poor; Christian, Jew, Moslem, Zen Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Shintoist, Confucian, Chinese Folk Religionist, Spiritist, Ethnic Religionist, New-Religionist, or of any other religious persuasion; employer, employee, or unemployed; a college graduate, high school dropout, or lacking any education at all; legal or illegal; heterosexual, homosexual, transsexual or transgender; liberal, conservative, moderate, independent, or simply not sure, I want you to know that my socio-econo-ethno-political policy leaves no one disenfranchised – whether legal citizen, illegal alien, or terrorist; whether inclusive, exclusive, or reclusive.
We must not ask ourselves whether the weak must help the strong, or the strong must help the weak; or, whether the many must bend to the will of the few or the few must bend to the will of the many. My plan is to help the few so that the many may prosper and to help the many so that the few may prosper.
Where there is unfairness there must be fairness!
What is fair? Fair is not taking from the poor and giving to the rich. Fair is not taking from the rich and giving to the poor. Fair is fair.
We must help every man and woman lead a better life so that he or she can give his or her child a better life for him or her so that, in turn, he or she can also give his or her child a better life. We must be fair to those yet unborn as well as those who are long-since dead. Fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, grandfathers, grandmothers, aunts, uncles, relatives, friends – and yes, even enemies – must be given equal opportunities.
All of us have the right to be right. Ask not whether what is right for you is right for others or if what is right for others is right for you – right is right for everyone.
Remember, a vote for me is a vote for you.
—The Little Guy