In difficult times, great Presidents lead with messages and actions of unity and vision. Today we honor that legacy of our forefathers who put nation before party:
by Seth Moulton
There is method to Donald Trump’s madness. He and his political advisers know exactly what they are doing.
They may not know how to lead an effective, ethical government, or how to make Americans safer or more prosperous. But they do know how to use lies to manipulate what Americans think, to pit us against one another, and to pervert our democracy to attain power.
Seth Moulton is one of the most outspoken critics of President Trump's executive order banning all immigration from 7 Muslim countries, including Iraq. Seth believes the order is fundamentally un-American, is making America less safe, and is putting our troops’ lives at risk.
America is no stranger to struggle. Throughout our 240-year history, we have fought wars at home and abroad. We have navigated through economic downturns that shook the foundations of our society. And we have worked to create a more perfect union for communities that have been denied equal rights and equal treatment for far too long. Though our union remains far from perfect, we have persevered through every challenge the world has thrown at us. And we are stronger for it.
Today, I was sworn in to serve a second term as your representative in Congress. It is one of the great honors of my life to serve you, and I promise you that my team and I will work our hardest every single day to represent you, our district, our country, and our values with humility and vigilance.
In just his first term in Congress, Seth Moulton completed his commitment of holding a town hall in each of the 39 cities and towns across the Sixth District.
I know many of you are disappointed and looking for answers after what happened in this year’s presidential election. Believe me, I share your disappointment. But I’ve also heard loud and clear that, more than talk, people are looking for action.
Now more than ever, we’re all in this together. And it’s going to take the concerted and collective action of every single one of us to bring our country together.
We need to start today.
We are nearing the end of one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in recent memory. As more and more Americans begin to turn their attention to what comes after Election Day, many are beginning to wonder: “How can we come together as a nation and move forward? Are we ready? Are we even capable?”
Whether or not we are ready, the simple answer is that we must. And a day of honor and remembrance for our nation’s veterans this Friday, just three days after Election Day, provides the perfect opportunity. Respecting our veterans’ service is not just a Democratic priority or a Republican priority: it is an American priority.
We will probably remember last night as one of the most disillusioning of our lives. I am truly sad for this country that I so deeply love, and I know many of you are as well.
But while sorrow and despair are both justifiable and understandable, they won’t move us forward. I was re-elected last night to do a job that now is more important than ever, and I will need your continued faith and support to do it well.
I want you to meet my friend Larry Kirby, a fellow Marine who joined the Corps right out of high school in 1942. He served in the Pacific theatre, including landings at Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima.