- "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: Thom Tillis
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
A short editorial in the Winston-Salem Journal today sums up why the working people of North Carolina can’t get a fair hearing from House Speaker Thom Tillis. Tillis has had a relatively short career in politics. He comes from the business sector, where employees often don’t disagree with the boss. So maybe more anti-democratic behavior is what we can expect from this speaker who says he’ll run our government like a business. Tillis comes from the business sector, which means … Continue reading
Here’s a little commentary from the local politics scene where I live. Thom Tillis is the Republican Speaker of the NC House of Representatives. Last week he called a special session to overturn our governor’s veto of a racist voter ID law he and his cronies wanted to pass. He called the session to order an hour or so after midnight, and conveniently waited until several of his colleagues in the Democratic party tied up with such inconveniences as personal … Continue reading
(SOURCE: ThinkProgress) During a recent public forum at the University of North Carolina, student Jeff DeLuca challenged North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) for supporting the proposed constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. DeLuca pointed out that the amendment sends a message to young gay people like him that they are not wanted in the state: DELUCA: I just want you to know that you are sending a message to many young people like … Continue reading