2022-07-04 14:52:57 UTC
Published July 4, 2022
Two hundred forty six years ago today, the American experiment was
born. In our birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence, our
Founding Fathers spelled out the fundamental rights given to us all by
our Creator. They envisioned a nation built on freedom and fairness.
In the centuries that followed we often failed, but more often
succeeded, in our journey toward a "more perfect union." The resilience
embedded in the DNA of America is what has united generations of
citizens—people of all backgrounds—to come together to make the
founders’ vision a reality.
This is a country that allowed me, the son of a single mom who raised
her two Black sons in the South, to become a U.S. Senator representing
the home of the Civil War. Where else on Earth is that possible?
Skin color in this country doesn't hold people back, and anyone that
says it does is a liar.