Wonder women

Women power

In the words of President John F. Kennedy, I am proud to come to this point in history as the guest of Guam's distinguished new governor Lou Leon Guerrero, who has symbolized throughout the world the fighting spirit of the women of our island.

Two thousand years ago, the proudest boast was “civis Romanus sum.” Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is “I am a woman of Guam.”

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of freedom is alive in our time; who still questions the power of democracy?

Let them come to Guam.

There are many people in the world who really don’t understand, or say they don’t, what is the great issue between the free world and the world of tyranny and dictatorships.

Let them come to Guam.

Here on our beautiful island, leadership knows no gender. The opportunity for a young woman like my daughter Isa to assume her place in the world has been broadened upon the shoulders of a generation of women who rightfully demanded their right to vote. They are not asking for your permission, they have already been given their mandate to lead by the only people that matter… their people, the people of Guam.