President Barack Obama delivered one of his most beautiful speeches in Dallas. He has proven to be our most eloquent orator since Abraham Lincoln.
He reminded us of the sacrifice so many have given for our safety as well as the increasing need to treat all men and women fairly. As noted, he has had to deliver one eulogy after another the past seven years, a truly emotional drain for anyone.
He has failed to accomplish many of his best dreams for a better society, often because of an obstructionist Congress and his own political naiveté. Nonetheless, his sincerity, compassion and Christian charity are unique among political figures today.
I only can hope that he is right in his optimism that we will be one nation, undivided, and free from violence and hatred some day.
Henry E. Everman