Today, President Obama signed the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell into law.
I wish it would suddenly fix the economy. It won't.
I wish it would end these intractable wars we're in (see one of the main reasons for our economic woes, above). It won't do that, either.
But it will begin to demonstrate that we are who we say we are: a nation that values tolerance, justice and human rights. That's a good start.
Bravo, Mr. President, and the members of Congress who had enough personal integrity to vote for this bill.