“I’m looking at the twelve steps because I think that’s what I came to yesterday that we need a twelve step program for the country and we need to do it. And I think we’ve done a lot of them, kind of.
We’ve admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
We’re not powerless over alcohol – well, I am – but we as a country are powerless over money, power, fame, greed. The things that have destroyed us. Arrogance.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
I know that’s the only way.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
I’d like to do this with the whole country. I’d like to spend a few nights and see if we can do this because I think it would save us. At least save our sanity.
When I read the news now I say: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. I can’t change what’s happening in Washington. The courage to change things I can. I can change me. And the wisdom to know the difference.”