Last night, President Obama delivered a moving speech at the memorial for the victims of the Arizona shooting, which took place last weekend. In the televised address called “We Thrive Together: Tuscon and America,” the President paid tribute to those who were killed (naming each of them: Phyllis Schneck, Dorothy Morris, Judge John Roll, Dorwin Stoddard, Gabe Zimmerman, and Christina Taylor Green), spoke about the people who helped stop the tragedy from escalating, and challenged everyone watching to do better.
“I believe we can be better. Those who died here, those who saved lives here — they help me believe. We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us. I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us.”
Watch his address below. (more…)