In the USA, most of us have been social distancing for the last month. We have, against our nature, stayed home, away from family and friends. We have changed how we live to avoid getting sick and sickening others. Now, as States reopen with the Coronavirus still among us, we are faced with a new set of challenges that require discipline and moral conviction: 1) Can we move beyond the extreme polarization of our culture and humanity to become ONE AMERICA again?; 2) Do we have the self-control to continue to social distance and wear face coverings for the benefit of all?
George W. Bush, 43rd President, recently released a video of moral leadership which delivers a message of unity and compassion that all Americans need to listen to. He speaks of our need to “…remember how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat…we are not partisan combatants, we are human beings, equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God. We rise or fall together…” I remember that we experienced this unity after 9/11 in New York. We experienced this unity after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. We experience this unity after every natural disaster.
Well, Coronavirus is a huge natural disaster. Where is our much-needed unity? Those of you who know me, understand the humble honesty of my heart. To those who do not know me, I only ask that you maintain an open mind and listen. Please listen to President Bush’s message to the American people.