"As a Congolese-American, I take pride in the spirit of our diversity as we work to create new opportunities for the people around us. I take pride in knowing that, even when things are bad, we still have people with good intentions at heart. I believe in the power of expression because it empowers debate and open discussion. Our collective interests as a nation must never benefit to the burden of another person, regardless of politics or personal ideology. And because we are not a monolithic society, our policy must never propagate intolerance towards any individual. I would be honored to have your vote."