- "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.”
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The content below is an email I received in September of 2008, followed by my knee jerk response written the day I received it four years ago. Lies are persistent little things, and apparently there are now several permutations of this hateful screed still circulating around the network today. Anyway, since I’m more sick of this election cycle than I have ever been of any such event, and can’t bring myself to flog a dead horse anymore, I thought perhaps … Continue reading
Do we really want people who are this ignorant and ill informed… voting?
“The GOP electorate has expected the least and demanded the worst. They have no idea how gas prices work. They have no idea taxes are lower under Obama. They have no idea how the Affordable Care Act works. They have no idea of what the right to privacy means.” ~ Alexander Burns of Politico
About a month ago a news item from Florida, about a fire that killed an ancient tree, caught my attention. The story inspired a post on this website about the oldest trees on Earth. At the time, lightning was thought to have been the ’cause of death’ of the ancient sentinel known as The Senator. Unfortunately, new information has led authorities to a much more unsavory cause: meth junkies. According to WFTV, Sara Barnes was arrested after admitting she set The Senator, a 3,500 … Continue reading