Washington, DC ~ Friday, September 28, 2018
Thank you Chief Judge Howell for that introduction.
And, thank you for inviting me to be with you today.
In the United States, citizenship is the vehicle by which the Constitution’s fundamental rights flow to the people.
Drafted in 1787 and ratified in 1789, the Constitution begins with three important words: “[w]e the people.”
As President Ronald Reagan once said, “Almost all the worlds’ constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are.
The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States.
Let me now describe what citizenship and the promise of America have meant to me.
My father, and others in my family who worked hard to feed their families, embodied the American entrepreneurial spirit and I am grateful that my father made the American dream possible...
My story is not unique. What is unique is this country.
Another thing they have in common is they all became naturalized U.S. citizens, just as you are doing today.
My life experience reaffirms that we live in the greatest country in the world.
Each day, I have the privilege of going to work at the Main Justice Building.
We don’t pick winners and losers at the Antitrust Division, but protect competition on the merits and enforce the laws equally.
My life story reflects the hope and promise of this country and that the American dream is alive and well.
The founding of America was a bold and improbable experiment.
Many of you left your homes in order to pursue a better life for yourselves and for your families.
In closing, let me just say what a privilege it is to stand before all of you today and be a part of this important occasion.
Assistant Attorney General