Kathryn Lopez

And that's exactly the kind of guys I want representing me in the people's body -- the same kind of person who would go down to the World Trade Center as disaster struck -- the same kind of guy who would risk his life in the military. Those guys on 9/11 Stone depicts had to endure something in intensity and whose horror most of us, thankfully, will never know. But they are the same kind of person you'll find all across the fruited plain who values teamwork, faith and family, who wants to do the right things.

You can be Democrat or Republican and agree that's what an American should admire in another - in our rescue workers, in our politicians, Democrat or Republican, Hollywood producer or senator. Because at heart, that's just who we are.


Kathryn Lopez

Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor of National Review Online, writes a weekly column of conservative political and social commentary for Newspaper Enterprise Association.