By Jueseppi B.
The Ohio State University is an institution that dedicates itself to “Education for Citizenship” ‑‑ the Buckeye motto emblazoned on the school seal. So when President Obama spoke to the Class of 2013 at the school’s graduation this past Sunday, the President made a pitch for civic connection ‑‑ urging people to break through the cycle of cynicism that too often cripples progress in this country:
“Only you can make sure the democracy you inherit is as good as we know it can be,” President Obama told the graduates. “But it requires your dedicated, and informed, and engaged citizenship. And that citizenship is a harder, higher road to take, but it leads to a better place.”
President Obama Speaks at The Ohio State University Commencement Ceremony
Published on May 5, 2013
President Obama delivers the commencement address at The Ohio State University. May 5, 2013
President Barack Obama joins The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, left, and others in the processional before the start of commencement at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, May 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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