We know that the kind of just humane country that we want to build that we have seen in our best dreams is made possible when men and women in uniform stand guard.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN Texas
At times it seems like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together
. Argument turns too easily into animosity. Disagreement escalates too quickly into dehumanization.
Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions
and this has strained our
bonds of understanding and common purpose.
We are proud of the men we mourn and the community that has rallied to honor them
and support the wounded. Our Mayor and Police Chief and our Police Department
have been mighty inspirations for the rest of the nation.
We know that the kind of just humane country we want to build that we have seen in our best dreams is made possible when men and women in uniform stand guard
We do not want the unity of grief nor do we want the unity of fear. We want the unity of hope affection and high purpose. None of us were prepared nor could be prepared for an ambush by hatred and malice...
At our best we honor the image of God we see in one another and we recognize that we are brothers and sisters sharing this brief moment on earth and owing each other the loyalty of our shared humanity.
Today the nation grieves but those of us who love Dallas and call it home have had five deaths in the family. Laura and I see members of law enforcement every day. We count them as our friends.
These slain officers were the best among us. With their deaths have lost so much. We are grief stricken heart-broken and forever grateful said the former president.