More than anytime in recent history, America’s destiny is not of our own choosing.
We did not seek, nor did we provoke an assault on our freedoms and our way of life. We did not expect nor did we invite a confrontation with evil.
Yet the true measure of a peoples’ strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arrive.
Forty-four people were killed a couple of hours ago at Kennison State University. Three swimmers from the men’s team were killed and two others are in critical condition.
When after having heard the explosion from their practice facility, they ran into the fire to help get people out.
Ran into the fire…
The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight.
They’re our students, and our teachers, and our parents and our friends. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels.
But every time we think we’ve measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and and we’re reminded that that capacity may well be limitless.
This is a time for American heroes. We will do what is hard, we will achieve what is great. This is a time for American heroes and we reach for the stars.
God bless their memory. God bless you. And God bless the United States of America.
Josh: Tell me democracy doesn’t have a sense of humor. We sit here, we drink this beer out here on the stoop, in violation of about 47 city ordinances. I don’t know, Toby, its election night. What do you say to a government that goes out of its way to protect even citizens that try to destroy it?
Toby: God bless America.
Sam: God bless America.
C.J.: God bless America.
Donna: God bless America.
Josh: God bless America.
Mallory: I spoke to my dad, I’m sorry about Galileo.
Sam: They’ve got a lot of tests they can still try.
Mallory: How much is it going to cost to try them?
Sam: Don’t start with me.
Mallory: I’m asking as a taxpayer. It costs $165 million to lose the thing, how much more money is it going to cost to make sure you’re never going to find it?
Sam: I don’t know Mallory but we certainly won’t divert any municipal tax dollars which are always best spent on new hockey arenas.
Mallory: No, its better spent feeding, and housing, and educating.
Sam: There are a lot of people in the world Mal and none of them are hungry because we went to the Moon. None of them are colder and certainly none of them are dumber because we went to the Moon.
Mallory: And we went to the Moon, do we really have to go to Mars?
Sam: Because its next. Because we came out of the cave – and we looked over the hill and we saw fire. And we crossed the ocean, and we pioneered the West and we took to the sky. The history of man is hung on a timeline of exploration and this is whats next.
You know, you remind me of the man that lived by the river.
He heard a radio report that the river was going to rush up and flood the town, and that all of the residents should evacuate their homes. But the man said, “I am religious. I pray. God loves me, God will save me.” The waters rose up, a guy in a rowboat came along and he shouted, “Hey, hey you! You in there, the town is flooding let me take you to safety!” But the man shouted back, “I am religious. I pray. God loves me, God will save me.” A helicopter was hovering overhead, and a guy with a megaphone shouted, “Hey you down there, the town is flooding, let me drop this ladder and I’ll take you to safety!” But the man shouted back that he was religious, that he prayed, that God loved him, and that God would take him to safety.
Well, the man drowned. And standing at the gates of St. Peter he demanded and audience with God. “Lord,” he said, “I’m a religious man, I pray, I thought you loved me. Why did this happen?” God said, “I sent you a radio report, a helicopter, and a guy in a rowboat. What the hell are you doing here?”