As I looked out on this cold morning, I thought about the words of the Founding Father that is currently popular after a best seller was published about him last year. He believed those two hundred short years ago that we are in for a future full of hope and looking ahead. I can think of nothing more true.
But, there is danger in the world. There are foreign shores full of people with ideas different than ours. We must be resolute but cautious when facing these challenges.
Here at home, we have divisions. Some believe some ways, others believe other ways. We must both honor and get beyond these difference, but in a way that recognizes the truth that our differences are what unite us.
We must pursue fiscal policy in the coming years, as well as social and foreign policy. All of these things are our calling as citizens and leaders. Doing any less would be shirking our obligations to generations to come.
There are words from scripture that are appropriate here.
In closing, let us remember that our country is two centuries old and founded by people who are no longer alive. Their legacy is this nation we call home.
God bless the United States.
Hasta la proxima. Do zobaczenia.