If there's a child on the south side of Chicago who can't read, that matters to me, even if it's not my child.
If there's a senior citizen somewhere who can't pay for their prescription and having to choose between medicine and the rent, that makes my life poorer, even if it's not my grandparent.
If there's an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney or due process, that threatens my civil liberties.
(Crowd erupts and stands)
Earlier he had talked about how in America we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door. You can get the transcript here or watch the video here.
As President Obama ordered the assassination of Anwar Al Awlaki. He was alleged to have committed crimes, but no evidence was presented. He did advocate the violent overthrow of the US government, but that is legally protected speech. About two weeks later his 16 year old son, a boy born in Colorado, was likewise droned. There was no apparent effort to apprehend these alleged criminals peacefully.
Things have progressed since then. This NY Times article explains how today's list includes several more Americans. Two among the 15 are teenagers, one of whom is a girl aged 17. If Bush detaining Arab-Americans with no due process was a threat, what of assassinating Arab-Americans with no due process?