Thursday, January 13, 2011

U.S.A. President Obama's Speech at Tucson Arizona Memorial ! ! Full Coverage

U.S.A. President Obama's Speech at Tucson Arizona Memorial ! ! Full Coverage

The tragic shootings of a Democratic congresswoman and nineteen others Saturday did little to ease the vitriol in the national dialogue, but President Barack Obama's speech saw liberals and conservatives converge with praise.In a televised memorial address Wednesday night at the University of Arizona, the president called for national unity in the wake of the tragedy that badly injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and left six others dead, including a federal judge and an aide to Giffords.

“I thought it was excellent. I thought he did exactly what a leader should do at a moment like this,” Christie told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America." Christie said he had “no idea” why former Alaska Gov. and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, defending herself yesterday against accusations about violent political rhetoric, accused the media of “blood libel” – a centuries-old anti-Semitic accusation that Jews killed Christian babies to use their blood to make matzo.
As Scripture tells us:

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.

On Saturday morning, Gabby, her staff, and many of her constituents gathered outside a supermarket to exercise their right to peaceful assembly and free speech. They were fulfilling a central tenet of the democracy envisioned by our founders - representatives of the people answering to their constituents, so as to carry their concerns to our nation’s capital.

Gabby called it “Congress on Your Corner” - just an updated version of government of and by and for the people.That is the quintessentially American scene that was shattered by a gunman’s bullets. And the six people who lost their lives on Saturday - they too represented what is best in America.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.Christina was given to us on September 11th, 2001, one of 50 babies born that day to be pictured in a book called "Faces of Hope." On either side of her photo in that book were simple wishes for a child's life. "I hope you help those in need," read one.

"I hope you know all of the words to the National Anthem and sing it with your hand over your heart. I hope you jump in rain puddles." If there are rain puddles in heaven, Christina is jumping in them today. And here on Earth, we place our hands over our hearts, and commit ourselves as Americans to forging a country that is forever worthy of her gentle, happy spirit.May God bless and keep those we've lost in restful and eternal peace.

May He love and watch over the survivors. And may He bless the United States of

U.S.A. President Obama's Speech at Tucson Arizona Memorial ! ! Full Coverage

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