I believe that our national security lies not just in protecting our borders, but in bridging divides.
Global warming is not a conqueror to kneel before - but a challenge to rise to. A challenge we must rise to.
We have the largest economy and the strongest military in the world. Our core values of freedom and opportunity are ascendant around the globe.
We must not condemn to frustration those whose job it is to protect us by failing to provide them with the necessary resources to meet the threats they face.
Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons, biological weapons, and the development of nuclear weapons is a day of danger for the United States.
Today, we can see with our own eyes what global warming is doing. In that context it becomes truly irresponsible, if not immoral, for us not to do something.
I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities. We can't talk about community values without being prepared to invest in those very same communities.
The promise of education reform can never be fulfilled without adequate funding, and by shortchanging our schools, President Bush is breaking his promise to our children.
I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense. Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to provide for the common defense of our nation.
Every day, first responders put their own lives on the line to ensure our safety. The least we can do is make sure they have the tools to protect and serve their communities.