- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Tag Archives: Art Pope
See more of James Protzman’s stuff here, and here.
My friend James, over at BlueNC, made this comment the other day. It is time to disengage. Democracy in North Carolina has been corrupted to the point of no return. By engaging with the system, we offer Republicans the veneer of legitimacy. By offering our ideas and arguments, we provide cover, the opportunity for them to say they’ve heard from both sides and made informed decisions. … Ask any insider in state government and you will quickly discover that there … Continue reading
The following is reposted from the very fine website, BlueNC. It’s time we demanded accountability from the heads of corporate America and corporate North Carolina. What are these people doing with the enormous resources at their disposal? Are they doing good or enabling evil? How are their funds being used to help or harm the people of this state (and this nation)? Demand answers. Hold these people and others in similar roles accountable. Their pay scale demands that they live … Continue reading
As you may or may not have heard (depending upon where the screen you read this on resides) the current Governor of North Carolina, has decided not to seek a second term in office. As our first female governor, Bev Perdue faced an uphill battle every step of the way from the day she announced her candidacy for office to the day she decided not to run again, and then some. The NC Republican Party, firmly in control of our state … Continue reading
I posted an article earlier today regarding Germany’s abandonment of nuclear power. In and of itself this would seem to be a good thing. Almost immediately a reader posted a comment pointing out that in switching to other energy sources, Germany is now a driving force behind the Polish coal industry. If true, and I have no reason to disbelieve it, this is not a good thing; trading one evil for another equally bad, yet slightly different evil. Coal is, … Continue reading