by Julianne Hing

I know there's plenty out there already, and plenty more on the way. I'm more curious about where all of you are at. I'll be keeping these lines from Obama's speech in Tucson last night close.

"If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should, let's make sure it's worthy of those we have lost. Lets make sure it's not on the usual plane of politics and point scoring and pettiness that drifts away with the next news cycle."

"And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher in more civility in our public discourse, lets remember that it is not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy, but rather because only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to our challenges as a nation, in a way that would make them proud."

May we all have the courage to help make this country as good as Christina Green imagined it.

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