To elected officials everywhere:
Given the civil discourse in our communities, states and country, I would ask that you accept a small gift as a token of my hopes and dreams for our futures: It is simply a quote from President John F. Kennedy, and it reads:
“So, let us begin anew – remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate. Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.”
Let us begin anew today.