05 November 2023


outside the Hawai'i State Public Library
being inspired by the monument for
 Congresswoman Patsy T. Mink

"I rise today to speak for the millions of women and children 
whose lives will be deeply affected by what we do (in Congress)."

"America is about having the greatness to offer help where needed."

“It is easy enough to vote right and be consistently with the majority, 

but it is often more important to be ahead of the majority. 

This means being willing to cut the first furrow in the ground 

and stand alone for a while if necessary.”

“I believe that there is still hope in our country; 

that we do not need to be content with mediocrity; 

that we do have the right to hitch our stars to the heavens and strive for excellence; 

that we do have the innate goodness to recognize evil and demagoguery 

and to see that right shall overcome all obstacles and succeed. 

I believe all this because you are and you must be that hope 

if this nation is to resemble in your future what it set out to be 200 years ago.”

“I as an individual and you as an individual can make the difference.”