By Assemblyman Jay Webber
By now it’s more than trite to observe we’re living in unprecedented, uncertain times. We have good reason to be concerned about our health and our economy… in the short term. But even in a time of some short-term doubt, I am certain of this much: we Americans will overcome whatever temporary obstacles are put in our path.
The question is not if we beat this virus, but when. And we should not be asking if we’ll overcome the economic hardships we face, but when. We take that approach because it’s in our DNA as Americans to be relentlessly hopeful and confident, for good reason. We fight and win world wars. We put men on the moon. We vanquish the evils of slavery. Americans win the biggest fights and rise to the greatest challenges. It’s simply who we are and what we do. And we’ll overcome these challenges in the same way we’ve always overcome them: together.
So when — not if — a treatment is found, I’m betting on Americans to find it. And when — not if — the world economy rebounds, I know it will be because of American leadership. The freedoms our nation protects and promotes always have produced and invited the boldest, smartest, bravest, and most innovative people in the world, who join together in common projects of every kind and magnitude. Normally, our millions of endeavors vary in size and scope and range from the trivial to the monumental. But now our attention is focused on a few crucial tasks at hand, and the might of our unified efforts won’t fail to deliver us a victory in this latest national trial. I look forward to winning with you.