- "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: Mitt Romney
This headline floated across my dash this morning, Romney’s London Fundraiser Doesn’t Sound Like A Success – Business Insider accompanied by the following blurb, Tickets to the event, which were originally priced at between $25,000 and $75,000, were being given away for just $1,000 a few hours before the event, UK right wing blogger Guido Fawkes tweets. Milo Yiannopoulos, a UK tech blogger, says he was offered a free ticket to the event three times. Why is it okay for Mittens to solicit funds from … Continue reading
In a short post found at Psychology Today, Arthur Dobrin talks about what Mitt Romney and every other Republican defender of unregulated capitalism seems to be missing. Romney describes what he did at Bain Capital as creative destruction. I won’t argue with that description. After living through the misery of a couple of leveraged buyouts at companies I’ve worked for in the past, I have a strong distaste for anyone in the private equity investment industry – the industry that made … Continue reading
I came across the following commentary on one of my favorite Tumblr blogs this afternoon. First, Drew at Political Freakshow posted the following: Newt Gingrich has made headlines and raised eyebrows on the campaign trail for proposing to make poor children work as janitors in their school, saying it would help them understand the value of work and money. But apparently, even on child janitorial work, Gingrich is employing a double standard. As Karen Tumulty notes, in a 1995 Vanity Fair profile, Gingrich … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again; time to grab your ankles and cough one up for Uncle Sam between now and April 15th. In honor of all you folks out there getting ready to file your tax papers, and hopefully get a nice refund in the mail, here’s a short list of the five biggest whoppers tax hating, government cutting, tea bagging Republicans (and a handful of wayward Democrats) love to trot out whenever the subject of funding our society … Continue reading
I received the following email from Alan Grayson the day after Christmas. Grayson was my favorite member of the House of Representatives when he was serving a few years ago, and I hope he wins back his seat next year. We need a few hundred members like him on Capitol Hill. There are many on the right who take issue with Mitt Romney’s religion (he’s a Mormon, for those not paying attention) and Mr. Grayson rightly points out that a person’s … Continue reading