Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC Congresswoman for NY-14 (the Bronx & Queens). In a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. Mar. 01, 2019 1 min read

This moment made conservatives so mad.

In the larger context of this video, I was talking to young girls about President Roosevelt’s “Man in the Arena”:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds... /1

“...could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming...” /2

”...but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly...” /3

”...so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." /4

- President Theodore Roosevelt, “Citizenship in a Republic,” 1910.


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