I enjoy reading. Trying to make my favorite relaxation educational, I often read biographies and autobiographies. Recently I read The Luckiest Man, Salter’s book about John McCain. Then I read The Truths We Hold by Vice-President Kamala Harris. Both (one Republican, the other a Democrat) made “we the people” their compass. These two senators were similar in their determination to help all Americans fulfill their dreams. A demanding work ethic dominated their days. The Truths We Hold ends with Kamala Harris’s mantras:
- Test the hypothesis.
- Go to the scene.
- Embrace the mundane.
- Words matter.
- Show the math.
- No one should have to fight alone.
- If it’s worth fighting for, it’s a fight worth having.
- You may be the first. Don’t be the last.
These mantras could have been John McCain’s also. They need to be the mantras of every United States citizen.