Here is a head of state, a world leader and a patriot, making a simple yet profound statement of solidarity, support and determination. Unlike Obama, he doesn’t seize the tragedy to advance an anti-gun agenda or blame the opposition party. He simply acts like a leader, a statesman, and a humble human being who doesn’t need to bluster, lie, or thump his chest. He gives us all hope for a better future.
“All of us are targets. We believe that all people are created in the image of God. ISIS, by contrast, believes that all people who aren’t just like them deserve to die. We will not be terrified into submission. We will fight back. And we will triumph. I have no doubt that those who seek to spread hate and fear will be defeated. Working together we will defeat them even faster. We need to stand united, resolute in the belief that all people regardless of their sexual orientation, regardless of their race, regardless of their ethnicity, all people deserve respect, deserve dignity.”