I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. "Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results," Trump tweeted.
While Trump may want to redefine Lewis' legacy as "all talk, talk, talk â no action or results," history paints a different picture of the civil rights activist and politician. Prosecute Louis DeJoy for Election Interference by Rob Kall (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Elections, Plus my Prediction for the Outcome by Steven Jonas (With membership, you can see # of pageviews) I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. They too need emancipation and deliverance, thus we have to remain strong, for they too are our brothers and sisters. Many people had become disenchanted with King, not considering him bold enough despite his rhetorical abilities. "You cannot be afraid to speak up and speak out for what you believe. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has always been one of my heroes. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. by Pepe Escobar (With membership, you can see # of pageviews) I just want to do God’s will. In some states there have been and there are ongoing attempts to return it by stealth, especially through restrictions on voting that predominantly impact African Americans and the poor. SpaceX's Declaration of Space Independence is Just Common Sense by Thomas Knapp (With membership, you can see # of pageviews) And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. While the list of Lewis' accomplishments is proof he's hardly all talk and no action, an examination of some of Lewis' best quotes prove he's a powerful change-maker. This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees, Friends of Padre Steve's World "So you have a moral obligation, a mission and a mandate, to speak up, speak out and get in good trouble," Lewis said. Elections, Plus my Prediction for the Outcome, Criminally Responsible Americans Vote for Commander of Their Worldwide Genocidal Killing Machine, Same Story, Different Decade: How WHO's Definition of a Global Pandemic Benefits Big Pharma, The Billionaires' Duopoly Wins on Tuesday.
King was arrested and in the Birmingham jail composed one of his most famous works, the Letter from the Birmingham Jail. Conner ordered his men to unleash their police dogs on the protestors, and used high pressure water cannon against them, including women, children and the elderly. That being said I will not allow people to hijack the comment section to push their religious or ideological views. Uber Is OLD by Anthony Kalamar (With membership, you can see # of pageviews) How far-right propaganda has brought America to the brink of massive violence by Rainer Shea (With membership, you can see # of pageviews) So in a real sense this is a great time to be alive. by Fred Gransville (With membership, you can see # of pageviews), Copyright © 2002-2020, OpEdNews A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.
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"Once people begin to see the similarities between themselves and others, instead of focusing on differences, they come to recognize that equality is essentially a matter of human rights and human dignity," Lewis said in a statement following President Barack Obama's decision to endorse same-sex marriage equality. I saw my new sleep doctor and neurologist today and in that visit, which lasted more than an hour I learned a lot and felt better about my condition. (by Page Views), Time To Arrest Road-Blocking Trump Supporters by Rob Kall (With membership, you can see # of pageviews) King continued his activism until his assassination. Granted that the easygoing optimism of yesterday is impossible. “Safe from What?” A Warning from Sophie Scholl in the Age of Trump for Young People Of Ideals and Integrity, “If not us, then who?
Greenwald Left, Greenwald Right, Greenwald Walking Into the Libertarian Night by John Hawkins (With membership, you can see # of pageviews) However, by 1963 much of the Civil Rights movement and the African American community was despairing of the lack of progress. If not now, then when?" What would happen to me from some of our sick white brothers? Powered by Populum.
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I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”.
Therefore, I am not yet discouraged about the future. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. But he came of age in a time when many people were willing to maintain the status quo and play things safe, like many clergy, even African-American clergy. We cannot let Dr. King’s dream die. The day before his assassination in Memphis, Dr. King still recognized what he might face.
Lewis’s words call us to action today: “If not us, then who? If not me, then who?" It is a speech and message that we cannot forget or continue to fight for if we want to see the promise of our founders fulfilled in spite of the power of those who prefer the rule of political and financial oligarchs, or simple dictatorship to our Republic and the democratic ideals of those imperfect, yet inspired men.
The congressman said he believed Russia had helped Trump win the election. It was an amazing speech and one wonders if having lived under threat so long that he almost had a premonition of his death the next day. "That's all we can do.
There is no record of anyone hearing… Trump called Lewis all talk and no action in a series of tweets published Saturday.
View Author Page at Wikipedia; Search for at Amazon.com; Quotation by (None): If not us, then who? First, be respectful of me and other commentators. Change ). It is 2019. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. Personal ramblings and rants of a somewhat twisted mind. "History will not be kind to us," Lewis told Lawrence University's 2015 graduating class. Doing that may involve a high cost as the President-Elect is not known for playing nice with his opponents and now that he will have the police power of the state and a compliant Congress at his back you can expect that opponents will be harassed, intimidated, and maybe worse. I may not get there with you. ~ John Lewis, 1961. King’s leadership of the boycott brought the young pastor to national prominence.
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