Regarding the inauguration of President Obama, Matsui said:
"Everything our parents told us and we tried to believe, we can believe now." (emphasis mine--Darren)
I've believed that for a long time, Congresswoman, no matter who was President. I don't base my faith in this country and its institutions on who is in the White House. I base it on the principles espoused in the Constitution.
That's why I'm a patriot.