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Congressman John Dingell Writes Before Dying: ‘The Presidential Bully Pulpit Seems Dedicated to Sowing Division and Denigrating…The Political Opposition’

Strong parting words.
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They were from both sides of the aisle.

After recounting the horrors Americans had to contend with in the 20th century—legal racial discrimination, no safety net for the elderly, no environmental safety measures—Dingell expressed hope in the nation’s future, writing:

“As I prepare to leave this all behind, I now leave you in control of the greatest nation of mankind and pray God gives you the wisdom to understand the responsibility you hold in your hands. May God bless you all, and may God bless America.”

The words inspired Americans across the country.

Now, it’s up to Americans to heed his warning.

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