Twenty Hours in America

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.

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Galileo V

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: Yes!

Mallory: Why?

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.

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