Our children are our greatest resource. Our public policy must reflect our values. That means not just passing legislation to Leave No Child Behind, but funding those programs. Words must be backed by deeds to make sure all America's children - black and white, Latino and Asian have an equal chance to succeed.
Our courts are charged with safeguarding the very principles America stands for: justice, equality, individual liberty. That courthouse door must always be open, and when someone walks through that door they have to find an independent judiciary. I want to be sure when somebody walks through that courthouse door they not only get a fair trial and a fair hearing, but they know that person providing it is the best of the best.
The world has witnessed shameful acts committed by people who represent the United States in Iraq. Now America must show the world how the United States of America exercises the true principles of democracy - upholding the rule of law by administering justice in a swift, transparent and fair manner.