United, Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good, by Cory Booker. Highly disciplined and bursting with energy, Booker has set himself high goals and is meeting them. It’s good to know that there at least five honorable men and women in the US Senate including Booker, Al Franken, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
“Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people; before you tell me how much you love your God, show me how much you love all His children; before you preach to me of your passion for your faith, teach me about it through your compassion for your neighbors.”
“With all that is at stake, with the urgencies of this crisis, I have become a prisoner of hope. I believe common sense will prevail over senselessness. I believe enlightened economics will win over the gross and wanton waste of collective treasure and human potential. I believe that calls for compassion will trump fear-fueled demands for more and more retribution. I believe that we are not a nation of fear, but a nation of love–a love that heals, not hurts, a love that affirms the dignity and humanity of all, not diminishes the poor and the marginalized. I believe that this broken system, which affects us all, will be repaired. It must be if we are to hold true to our most precious ideals of liberty and justice for all.”