Secretary Daniels: Mr. Gilbert, what does this have to do with canceling Christmas? What is it exactly that you want?
A.C.: I want to make toys again. I want us to give our children more than bonds for Christmas this year; I want to give them toys that remind us of better times and help us begin to imagine a brighter future. This holiday, and how we celebrate it, is part of our American lives. These toys, given by parents with love to their children, are treasures. They last a lifetime. They make better children, and they grow up to make a better world. What does Christmas represent, after all, but the hope that one little child can make a big difference. If you cancel Christmas, you are canceling hope, and hope may be our greatest weapon at a time like this. Our sons, our friends… my brother they're not fighting so that we can be less than who we are. They fight so that we can be all that we can possibly be. Let's not let our enemies take that away; let's celebrate, in spite of them.