F E A T U R E D
S P E E C
Remarks on the Conclusion of the Year 2000
"This has been an extraordinary election. But in one of God's unforeseen
paths, this belatedly-broken impasse can point us all to a new common
ground. For its very closeness can serve to remind us that we are one
people, with a shared history and a shared destiny."
Ninth Annual Family Re-Union Policy Conference
"Families are where we all turn first for love and fulfillment, and
for solutions to the challenges we face. And there is no government
program that can connect a grandparent to a grandchild. There is no
policy proposal that can teach a child discipline, tolerance, and
respect. There is no law that can make a mother or father more actively
engaged in their children's education.
Yet strengthening families must be a national priority. We cannot have
a strong nation if our families are weak. And there is a lot we can do
-- across the public, private, and non-profit sectors -- to make it
easier, not harder, to be a strong family today."
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