No American President has stood on these steps to address Parliament.
Introduction: "It has fallen to you to tackle economic turbulence at home, to protect the health of those without wealth, and to seek that precious balance between security which is too often threatened and human rights which is too often denied.
History is not the burden of any one man or woman alone. But some are called to meet a special share of its challenges. It is a duty that you discharge with a dignity, determination, and destinction that are widely admired. Abraham Lincoln once observed that nearly all men can stand adversity. But if you want to test a man's character, give him power."