State of the Union: "They Deserve a Vote"

President Obama makes the case that we need to do something. Legislators may vote no, but at least deserves a vote. One-thousand individuals have been killed since Newtown. POTUS makes a compelling argument. Standing ovation by attendees, especially for Gabby Gifford, Hadiya Peddleton and countless others. 

 

31 members of Congress brought members of those that were affected by Newtown. Powerful! 

 the idea of Citizenship: it's more than who we are but how we're made. Despite our ideological differences, we are all united as citizens of the United States.....this is something that we've lost along the way to prosperity. 

All in all, I liked the bright and optimistic vision that POTUS offers. 

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Alina Tsui

New York native. She is a political-science major at City College of New York and is interested in breaking social, political and cultural barriers by writing about these issues.

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