Obama’s Heartfelt Speech In Arizona
President Obama made a speech at the University of Arizona – January 12, 2011.
As he chocked up when speaking about the nine year-old victim, Christina Taylor Green the impact of this unimaginable event’s grief was evident.
As the country mourns the victims and looks ahead, the president invoked his vintage calls for transcending partisanship, indirectly urging political adversaries to refrain from assigning blame upon each other.
President Obama called upon us with the following request “As we discuss these issues, let each of us do so with a good dose of humility. Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together.”
“I believe we can be better.”
May we hope the President’s words inspire us all.