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Bring spirit of aloha to halls of Congress

By U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 05, 2014

~~<p>It has been just over a year since we lost one of Hawaii's greatest servant leaders and an iconic American hero, U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye. His passing, and the retirement of Hawaii's Ambassador of Aloha, U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, left us bringing in a new generation of leaders to stand up and serve in the same spirit of aloha.</p>
<p>From my first day in Congress, I've worked hard to introduce my colleagues to the true meaning of the aloha spirit &mdash; what it means to work together, especially in the midst of frustration, partisanship and mistrust. Our country is facing many difficult issues that must be resolved. A divided country needs to have substantive conversations about how best to reach our shared objective &mdash; a stronger, brighter future, for this generation and the next. The only way this can occur is if these conversations actually happen, and are based on a sincere desire to respectfully work together.</p>
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It has been just over a year since we lost one of Hawaii's greatest servant leaders and an iconic American hero, U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye. His passing, and the retirement of Hawaii's Ambassador of Aloha, U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, left us bringing in a new generation of leaders to stand up and serve in the same spirit of aloha.

From my first day in Congress, I've worked hard to introduce my colleagues to the true meaning of the aloha spirit — what it means to work together, especially in the midst of frustration, partisanship and mistrust. Our country is facing many difficult issues that must be resolved. A divided country needs to have substantive conversations about how best to reach our shared objective — a stronger, brighter future, for this generation and the next. The only way this can occur is if these conversations actually happen, and are based on a sincere desire to respectfully work together. Login for more...



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