The strength of American exceptionalism
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:19
- Date Nov 4, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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-- for Election Day we cannot forget the millions of people who were affected by hurricane sandy.
Peter Johnson junior who still does not have electricity at his house is here with his prescription for America -- It good morning Steve.
Homily of not humiliating inconvenient and dangerous.
And unwanted visitor name's sandy -- the north east and West Virginia hard in the stomach.
We doubled over for a moment and then we did what Americans do best -- punched back.
Firefighters and police officers in the and that's workers -- dark waters and downed power lines.
And -- defined heroism once again in America.
Quiet heroes work without -- arise.
Taking care of our sickest are -- -- youngest is they were held over shift after shift after shift.
In hospitals and senior homes across America.
Fathers and -- mother's curse the darkness.
They prayed for the light and they reassured their kids invoking our faith in god and in country.
110 people died.
Fifty billion dollars in lost homes businesses and property and dreams.
And we realize it in a monster storm.
How small we really are when we are alone.
But how large we are when we work together.
You know I grew -- in the parts of America that we lost this week the Jersey Shore.
Part to New York City.
Pieces and parts of my past and many others.
Were taken with the tide that pulled our friends our homes.
And sometimes our aspirations.
Out to see.
The amusement park in tears of seaside heights -- where my mother and father brought my brother and I and where my wife tonight brought our daughters.
The rockaway surf Wear on an early morning.
I gave blankets on the -- to illegal Chinese immigrants yearning for America's freedom.
Who jumped in the Atlantic.
As their -- Ran aground.
But that gaping loss was filled by the courage of American heroes.
Doctors and nurses rushed premature babies down dark stairs in -- mad dash to save their lives at the NYU medical center which lost power.
First responders -- floods flames in fear.
In breezy point in Staten Island and -- long range.
We pray today for those we lost and thank god for those who were saved.
And for a few days I along with a lot of other Americans understood -- 25 million unemployed Americans feel.
Every day even on sunny days.
No hope of being able -- they're car's gas tank.
But in spite of that there were sport resourceful.
Confident and above all proud to be an American.
As the store receipts and as a historic.
Election Day approaches.
I'm proud of an America which when the darkness blinds us walks by faith.
In our exceptional -- and and which proves again that when the going gets tough the tough.
Get going and Steve Doocy America is going and moving.
They are great commentary did Johnson junior thank you -- for -- early in the sun and --