We live in terrifying times, but if there’s one man who can get us through it, it’s TOM HANKS. Tom’s career was being honored at the Museum of Modern Art Tuesday night, and he had a message of hope for America.
He said, quote, “We are going to be all right. America has been in worst places than we are at right now.” And why? Because of the Constitution. He even quoted “Schoolhouse Rock“ . . .
He said, quote, “We have this magnificent thing that is in place, it’s a magnificent document, and it starts off with these phrases that if you’re smart enough, you memorized in school, or, just read it enough so you learned it by heart, or, you kind of watched those things on ABC where they taught you little songs.
“And the song goes like, ‘We the People, in Order to form a more perfect Union. Establish Justice and insure domestic Tranquility. Provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare,’ and it goes on and on.”
He also played the SPRINGSTEEN CARD (!) . . . quote, “We are always moving towards a more perfect Union. That journey never ceases. It never stops. Sometimes, like in a Bruce Springsteen song, one step forward, two steps back.
“But we still, aggregately, move forward. We, who are a week into wondering what the hell just happened, will continue to move forward . . . because if we do not move forward, what is to be said about us?”
Originally posted on November 17th, 2016