"Charity is commendable, everyone should be charitable. But Justice aims to create a social order in which, if individuals choose not to be charitable, people still don't go hungry, unschooled or sick without care. Charity depends on the vicissitudes of whim and personal wealth, justice depends on commitment instead of circumstance.
Faith-based charity provides crumbs from the table; faith-based justice offers a place at the table"
~Bill Moyers

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A prelude of things to come? Bravo Michelle Obama! Huzzá!!!

Michelle Obama opened her heart and told it like it is and now she is under attack from certain quarters.

There's a segment in the population who holds a position which roughly translates to: "America, right or wrong, love it or leave it" Who also loudly voices this anathema to Democracy angrily at every opportunity, hurling it usually in a most savage way at whoever dares to criticize the USA or it's ruler elite.

This attitude is problematic at different levels, foremost is the, already mentioned above, contradiction to the continuously broadcast mantra that this is a democratic nation, where there is freedom and liberty, where it's citizen's are obligated, as shareholders of the franchise named The United States of America, to honestly speak up their minds, in a civilized manner of course, if and when they see that their country, who proclaims what are held as "Truths", has not lived up to it's obligations to insure that it's credo becomes a reality for all:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness...."

Your Country, love it! And when wrong, fix it! This is what citizens are demanded to do.

Oh, how I wish Dr. King was alive today to glimpse a small ray of hope, that his dream may be coming to fruition, that this Nation may yet 'live up to it's promise' to guarantee Freedom, Liberty and Justice for all, starting on the economic front with the rest soon to follow.

That he were here to see that we may be living at the time where the unjust and incomprehensible parading that a person of color, or a woman, can't be elected President, be put into a grave.

(Maybe some day we will see openly Atheists and others 'ists' running for office and having a realistic chance at being elected. - Hey! All equal, remember?)

Let's see to it.

And this is a good reason to feel pride!

And Furthermore, IT WAS ABOUT TIME!

Yes, Madame Michelle Obama would make a wonderful First Lady.

Yes, me likes!


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