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tv   Road to the White House 2020 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard at Rainbow PUSH Coalition...  CSPAN  July 1, 2019 3:47am-4:03am EDT

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[applause] rep. gabbard: aloha. >> aloha. rep. gabbard: good morning. reverend jackson, thank you so much for inviting me here to join you. i saw him at the south carolina democratic convention, and he said, you have to come to chicago this weekend. i said, roger that. i will be there. but subfloors -- bishop forrest smith, thank you for hosting us in your church, your service and your kind hospitality. i appreciate the leadership that all of you bring here this weekend. a leadership focused on justice, on service, and on fighting for
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people, fighting for humanity, fighting for our planet. i grewup in hawaii, and up in a multifaith family. my dad is catholic and my mom is hindu. i am the fourth of five kids. at nighttime, we would often hear bedtime stories from the new testament as well as the -- i got fromssage that both of these scriptures was the message of love for god. and love for others. one of my favorite verses comes from matthew 22. i know you know this well. love the lord your god with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. the first and greatest commandment. the second is to love your neighbor as yourself. so, in hawaii, you hear a lot about aloha. we greet each other with aloha,
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but it is not because it is a word that means hello or goodbye. it is a word that is so much more powerful. aloha is love. when i greet you with aloha, what i am saying is that i come to you with an open heart, with love, with respect, with compassion, and a recognition that we are all god's children, we are all connected. and there is so much strength that comes from that aloha, that love, that cannot ever be mistaken for weakness. because there is no force more powerful than love. it is not just a feeling, it is a force that motivates us to take action, to take care of one another, to fight for those we love. drives ae that firefighter to go run into a burning building to save the life of a total stranger.
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motherove that drives a to run into oncoming traffic to save the life of her child. it is love that inspires a soldier to put their life on the peopleut of love for our and love for our country. that inspires us to take care of each other. it is that love that has the power to heal our wounds, to build those bridges, to cross those divides, and to unite us as one people, as one nation. dr. king came and visited hawaii in 1959. while he was there, he shared some powerful words. he said to our state legislature, we look to you for in inspiration -- for haveration, where you already accomplished the area of racial harmony and justice, what
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we are struggling to accomplish in other sections of the country. he said, you can never know what it means to those of us who are caught for the moment in the tragic and often dark midnight of man's inhumanity to man. to come to a place where we see the glowing daybreak of freedom and dignity and racial justice. when he left hawaii and went home, he said, as i looked at those various faces and various colors mingled together like the waters of the sea, i could see only one face, the face of the future. us call to action to all of was very clear. that we will stand together, and together we will get to that promised land. he called for us to stand united in that love, motivated by that care for each other, to build that bright future together.
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and we have no time to waste. as the reverend mentioned, i served as a major in the army national guard, and i have served as a soldier for over 16 years, and deployed to the middle east. my first appointment was to iraq in 2005, which was during the height of the war, where we saw the high human cost of war every single day. wascamp where we were based already miles north of baghdad, and was nicknamed mortar -itaville, because of the daily mortar attacks we endured. there was a big sign at one of that i sawo our camp within the first couple of days of getting there, and in big block letters, that sign read, "is today the day?" is today the day? reminder every
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single day that we were there that any day could be our last. me to was a reminder for ask myself, what am i doing with my life? how am i making the most of the time that i have? facedat reality that we there is the same reality that each of us faces here. that same question is the same question we must ask ourselves, because we have no time to waste. there is so much at stake because our brothers and sisters are suffering, struggling just with aive, dealing so-called health care system that is actually a sick care system. a health care system that is built so the big insurance and big pharmaceutical companies can fulfill their greed and exploit the sick just to expand their
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profits. we have families that are being torn apart, lives are being ruined by a failed war on drugs, and a broken criminal justice system that favors the rich and punishes the poor. we have greedy corporations who are polluting our land, who are poisoning our waters, who are polluting the air that we breathe with no concern for our health, our children, or our future. leaders whomany have for so long been dragging on these wasteful regime change wars, one after the other, costing us so many lives, taking trillions of dollars out of every one of our pockets to pay for these wasteful wars, to pay for this new cold war and arms race, dollars that belong here in rebuilding our own communities. [applause] this is why i am
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running for president, to end this insanity, to end these wasteful regime change wars, this new cold war and arms race, and make sure our pressers -- our precious resources, your text others, are going back into investing and serving your needs, serving the needs of our people, because you deserve a president who will fight for you, who will put your interests ahead of the rich and powerful, who will put the interest of the people ahead from profits, people ahead from politics, who will fight for the people on our planet above anything else. i will bring a soldier's heart to the white house, bringing these values of service above self, the principles of respect and honor, integrity and courage to the presidency so that our white house can be the beacon of light it must be for every single american. as we usher in a new century of peace and prosperity, where you
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and your children, your loved ones, can live free from fear of a nuclear war or any american who is sick can get the care that they need, where every one of us can have clean air to breathe and clean water to drink, where every one of us is treated equally, regardless of the color of our skin or the way that we worship or who we love. so, i am here asking you to join me in building this new century that truly fulfills the promise of our country. that promise of freedom and justice and equality for every single american. , whichii, we say -- means god bless you. and god bless america. aloha. [applause] rep. gabbard: thank you. ♪
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