The following are five simple truths. Please reflect on them.
- Neither you nor I are perfect.
- We descend from imperfect people.
- Those who preceded us operated under a different set of rules and ideas concerning religion, racial relationships, social classes, and sex.
- We can honor a historical personage for his or her contributions to society without approving all aspects of their character or behavior.
- We should hold to those things that bind us together as a nation.