President Barack Obama greets Daniel Hernandez, an intern for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who helped her after she was shot, at a memorial service in Tucson, Ariz., on the University of Arizona campus, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. (AP / J. Scott Applewhite)
Transcript of the President’s speech is below. It was a speech where the heart of a father spoke in powerful relevance. In light of what happened in AZ, it’s time for the good people to stand up, stand out and shout down the insolence of the many who are lost in a counterproductive perception grounded in hate and destruction. This was a great speech by Barack Obama and we should all remain positive and move forward to hopefully discuss ways of propagating a true cause long waiting to be embraced. We are all human and God Bless those affected, but how will the nation respond? Will the issues of gun control, ridiculous rhetoric, the definition of an American or whatever else we should be consciously paying attention to enter the discourse in an ardent manner or will everything be simply much more of the same?