CNN political contributor
I’m thinking of Barbara Jordan, one of the great leaders of civil rights.
Thirty-four years ago, as a congresswoman, she said that when the constitution was written it began “we the people” but left her out. She thought maybe it was by accident.
In truth, that document enslaved her and insulted her counting her as three-fifths of a human being. But she concluded my faith in the constitution is whole, total and complete.
Tonight reminds me of what scripture says: faith this is substance of things hoped for. This has been hoped by a lot of people for a long time. People have kept faith with the American Dream and Constitution even when they were left out of it. This is a wonderful and powerful night for everybody who believes in the Constitution and the American Dream.
This is a cynical sage and its cynical profession we're in, but you cannot look at these people and upon the history that is being made tonight and be a cynic.
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