At the Dallas memorial service for the five murdered policemen. George W. Bush gave the speech that his successor should have given (but didn’t).
georgewbushToo often, we judge other groups by their worst examples – while judging ourselves by our best intentions. And this has strained our bonds of understanding and common purpose.
But Americans, I think, have a great advantage. To renew our unity, we only need to remember our values. We have never been held together by blood or background. We are bound by things of the spirit – by shared commitments to common ideals.
As I listened I didn’t hear any reference to himself (unlike the other presidential speaker), I heard the word “We”.