Wednesday, January 12, 2011

as good as she imagined...

President Obama, speaking of nine year old - Christina Taylor Green - in his remarks this evening:

"That's what I believe, in part because that's what a child like Christina Taylor Green believed. Imagine: here was a young girl who was just becoming aware of our democracy; just beginning to understand the obligations of citizenship; just starting to glimpse the fact that someday she too might play a part in shaping her nation's future. She had been elected to her student council; she saw public service as something exciting, something hopeful. She was off to meet her congresswoman, someone she was sure was good and important and might be a role model. She saw all this through the eyes of a child, undimmed by the cynicism or vitriol that we adults all too often just take for granted.
I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it. All of us - we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children's expectations." - President Obama
Obama: "What we can't do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on each other."

1 comment:

  1. I thought he did a wonderful job. It was a great speech. You could tell he put his daughters there when he spoke of Christina m