I’m sure I am impatient sometimes. I sure do get angry sometimes. I think it’s outrageous how hard it is to get this country to feed its children and to take care of its children, to give them a decent education.
We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem.
The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people’s children.
We have the capacity to make sure that every mother has pre-natal care. Yet, we don’t do it. What is it about America? It says we don’t value children and families. We are hypocrites.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
The Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about.
If we think we have ours and don’t owe any time or money or effort to help those left behind, then we are a part of the problem rather than the solution to the fraying social fabric that threatens all Americans.
If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
You didn’t have a choice about the parents you inherited, but you do have a choice about the kind of parent you will be.