WASHINGTON (April 19, 2014) President Barack Obama encouraged Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays in his weekly radio and Internet address.
Mr. Obama said Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal and said the common threat of humanity is a shared commitment to loving our neighbors as ourselves.
He said there's no better time for people to rededicate themselves to that mission.
Mr. Obama also says the Easter story is one of hope and faith that better days are yet to come.
In the Republican address, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Republicans want to enable Americans.
He said Republicans believe government should be a platform for opportunity and freedom, while Democrats want to mandate what Americans must do.
Obama address: www.whitehouse.gov
GOP address: www.youtube.com/user/gopweeklyaddress