The new year is here, and thus it is a time to reflect on the past,
and create visions of hope for the future.
I reflect here, on My Country.
We have divided and debated long enough.
My vision for the future is one of Unity.
Not unity of ideas, or beliefs, or politics,
Not a Unity of "Us" against "Them",
but simply the Unity of our constitutional foundation.
Let us join hands in The Great Melting Pot,
and celebrate our diversity.
Let us praise the Free exchange of ideas.
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Speech
Freedom from Slavery
Let us pursue happiness in 2006,
and strive to build a better world for our children's, children's, children,
Let us each look into the eyes of our adversaries and search for common ground.
Let us fill our well with peaceful compassion from which all are welcome to drink,
and refuse to add fuel to the fires of hate.
We all want to win,
but win what,
and at what cost?
LOVE is the most powerful tool,
the most potent weapon,
the most meaningful path.
It requires the greatest of all discipline to do this.
LOVE is not a weapon for sissies, or cowards or hotheads.
It is the act of sheathing the sword in the face of the dragon,
of denouncing ego and pride.
More often than not, it requires the ultimate sacrifice.
Let us search for the hero's and heroines with the strength to wield Loves Power.
They are our great hope.
Let us find the hero within each beating heart
and create Visions of Hope for the future.