Becky and I have been discussing the President’s speech to students this weekend. Due to all the controversy during the past week, we were anxious to read the speech when it was made available yesterday.
We both think that it is a terrific speech. It’s encouraging and motivating. It’s not political or a clever attempt to seduce a child to join a political party.
I understand why so many parents and conservatives have been concerned. Politics have polarized our citizens and communities. Well funded organizations work hard to divide and conquer.
The social struggles we face are real conflicts with strong emotions attached to them. Rather than inflame, it is important that our political leaders reach out to lead and heal. It takes citizens, not consumers or voters to have a community and a country.
Peace and Joy!