While I’m all in favor of things like single-payer insurance and social security, what makes these work is that they’re not inspired by morals or ethics. They were designed to help deal with problems in our society, not to force morals on others.
There is a distinct difference between ending slavery and ensuring equality. Denying equal rights is a way to keep people on different tiers, denying true freedom to those who deserve to be free. On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated for speaking out in favor of a nation that had equality for all. That fight continues today, and sadly is taking place inside Congress and state legislation.
There should never, ever, be different rules for any class of person. Politicians should not be exempt from scrutiny and “Facebook Jail” for things they say. The right to free speech for all of us should be identical, regardless of our chosen profession.
It was an important lesson. The entire visit all I heard were complaints that I elected to stay in a hotel rather than appreciation for the fact that I was visiting in the first place.
There are times that we all need somebody, a helping hand, acceptance, or just a little bit of love. Imagine reaching out to find nothing.
In a quote often attributed to Plato (although not verified), he said “[o]nly the dead have seen the end of war.” This is a sobering thought, to think that as long as man exists, there will be armed conflict.
With people focusing so intently on mass shootings (the fear that drove Texas to this legislation), we seem to be forgetting about impulse homicide, accidental shootings, accidental discharge injuries, or even suicide.
Our prayers, thoughts and respect should be going out to the fallen and their family and friends, those who waved their loved ones goodbye but never had the chance to greet them back home.
Today we have Americans turning on Americans as people are questioning the Democratic process, the value of votes, all based on fear mongering from the previous president and his hateful anti-constitutional rhetoric. Will we learn from Salem, or repeat it?
Africans were brought with such a low stature that they were seen as property rather than as humans, and the Native people started out as nothing but savages fighting us for land that we viewed as ours for the taking. For hundreds of years, these AMERICANS have been fighting for their rights, beginning with the basic right to life itself.