I am still fighting to make the world a better place and you can, too.
My resolution, standing with the vast majority of Americans who know we can and must be safer, is to cede no ground to those who would convince us the path is too steep, or we too weak.
We know that silence equals consent when atrocities are committed against innocent men, women and children. We know that indifference equals complicity when bigotry, hatred and intolerance are allowed to take root. And we know that education and hope are the most effective ways to combat ignorance and despair.
Your future shines bright – find your purpose and go for it. Starting tomorrow, you can change the world.
Be bold, be courageous, be your best.
But the safety of the world, in some sense, depends on your saying no to inhumane ideas. Standing up for one’s own integrity makes you no friends. It is costly. Yet defiance of the mob, in the service of that which is right, is one of the highest expressions of courage I know.
Our democracy’s history is littered with names we neither remember nor celebrate – people who stood in the way of progress while protecting the powerful. On Wednesday, a number of senators voted to join that list.
Mile by mile, it’s a trial; yard by yard, it’s hard; but inch by inch, it’s a cinch.
Our country must be strong enough to solve problems, and that means we must learn how to work together again.
Moments ago, the U.S. Senate decided to do the unthinkable about gun violence – nothing at all. Over two years ago, when I was shot point-blank in the head, the U.S. Senate chose to do nothing. Four months ago, 20 first-graders lost their lives in a brutal attack on their school, and the U.S. Senate chose to do nothing. It’s clear to me that if members of the U.S. Senate refuse to change the laws to reduce gun violence, then we need to change the members of the U.S. Senate.
I will get stronger. I will return.
Hope and faith. You have to have hope and faith.
Hope and faith. You have to have hope and faith… Long ways to go. Grateful to survive. I’s frustrating. Mentally hard. Hard work. I’m trying. Trying so hard to get better. Regain what I’ve lost… I will get stronger. I will return.
We’re in Sarah Palin’s ‘targeted’ list, but the thing is that the way she has it depicted, we’re in the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they’ve got to realize that there are consequences to that action.
It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I got to see firsthand the sacrifices that Israelis make in the name of security because of the dangerous state of affairs there. I will always be a strong supporter of Israel.
My position is to listen to my constituents, learn from the best information available and ultimately make sound, rational decisions that are going to be beneficial to the people of the 8th Congressional District.
Our office corner has really become an area where the Tea party movement congregates and the rhetoric is really heated. Not just the calls but the e-mails, the slurs.
The Capitol looks beautiful and I am honored to be at work tonight.