The most powerful country in the world does not have the power to help its citizens–to help kids to live.
We as a country are undercutting our future.
Today’s complex society only can survive and flourish as a society, as one super organism–where every part of the society is needed to keep the structure sound.
Otherwise the structure will collapse.
The most crucial, the most important component keeping today’s society together is knowledge.
We need people to carry and expand the knowledge.
America’s power is not military. Our greatest power is our people.
Our power is our democracy–a democracy that attracts the best and the brightest from around the world.
Our power is equal opportunity for all to succeed.
It is not the fear of America’s military that makes us the envy of the world.
It is the dream of the people around the world about building a better life for themselves and their children.
It is the dream about a happier future that makes us proud, that makes us Americans.
Every single one of us, every American, should be ashamed that our kids don’t have a home.
Our future is in jeopardy when American kids go hungry.
It is our shame, it is our pain, America.