The success of any democracy is dependent upon agreement on a set of values. For America, we are all in this great land because we or our ancestors left other shores in search of freedom or greater opportunity. The freedoms that unite us are enshrined in our Bill of Rights. And it is our Constitution which limits the power and role of government and proscribes how different parts of government act as a restraint against the cumulative power of the whole of government.
Today, we have a nation divided and we must get back to what brings us together and not what pulls us apart. We must respect dissent and stand together on the common ground of freedom, equality and fairness.