Topic: "Proud I Am"
Today the people of Topeka, Kansas, did something very good. They voted and they said that it was wrong to treat one group of people differently, simply because they are different. The momentum to limit the rights of certain American citizens may have changed.
We are told that the people of Topeka are religious, that they are patriotic, and that they share a common civic pride. This is the community which provided the setting for an an attorney named Thurgood Marshall to argue in Brown v. Board of Education, that it was wrong to discriminate. The voters of this community reminded us all of that fact today.
I would be prouder had it been the voters of Marietta. I have to remind myself that this isn't Kansas, Toto.