Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.
We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box.
A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty.
Enough is enough. This is how we get started in Vietnam.
It's impossible for us to forecast what's going to happen ten years from now and make a decision today to say what we're going to do.
I was motivated to join in large part because my family needed the money. I would like to say how patriotic we were, but really what motivated me was the excitement my mother would get in receiving a check for my older brother.
Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all.
I really think that most people around the world know how well-intended Americans are.
Without question, conditions in the Haiti are worse since Aristide's removal, and continue to deteriorate.
Regardless of the nature of their crime or any rehabilitation that may have occurred, these ex-felons cannot participate in the decision-making process of this great Nation.
The challenges African-Americans are facing today are rooted in the system of slavery.
I'm in the kitchen and I'm not walking out.
We owe it to the flood victims of New Orleans to give them truthful answers as to why this event took place and to assure our citizens that tragedies like this will never happen again.
The President is destroying the fabric of America with a combined policy of war, tax cuts for the wealthy, and reductions in spending for domestic needs.
The United States is historically a nation of immigrants.
I am running for re-election no matter who runs.
I have a record that I'm so very, very proud of, and no campaign is going to take that away.
Respecting our veterans includes providing them the ways and means they so desperately need to reintegrate into our lives and serve us again as productive members of our civilian community.
Immigrants have faced huge obstacles to achieving the American Dream, yet have persevered to overcome them.
The promise of the American Dream requires that we are all provided an equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to our nation.
There were no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein was not involved in the September 11th attack.
Well, I really think that shatters the myth of white supremacy once and for all.
This country was founded upon the principle that we are all endowed with certain inalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness - those rights are what make America great, and they belong to each and every one of us.
Now is the time for the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe who engaged in the slave trade throughout this hemisphere to come forward in a positive way to assist in undoing the harm that was caused by their past colonial policies in the hemisphere.
Of course things get stagnant; people get too used to their environment, but that's why I'm in my district every week, at meetings with my constituents.
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