My name is Barbara Stone, I’m 74 and a resident of Sparks. I hope you’ll publish my response to the President’s State of the Union Address, which is below.
President Obama’s State of the Union speech was very uplifting, I believe. He reached out his hand to everyone in America, both houses of the Legislature, and both political parties. I sincerely appreciate that this president really understands what is important to Americans. He understands the challenges of this economy, the desperate need for jobs, and how vital it is to change our educational system to teach our young people so they will be able to some day run this country. We must work together as a nation that cares about one another and it’s time to ignore anybody not interested in working toward resolutions to our shared problems. Please think about the future. I don’t worry about myself, but I do worry about my grandchildren and great grandchildren. This president is offering America the chance to reach beyond the partisanship that has historically limited our ability to “win the future” that America is capable of. I hope everybody is prepared to support President Obama as he helps us address the many challenges we face and leave a better country for future Americans.