Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Quote for Our Times

"The struggle to see things as they are
is perhaps the fundamental driver of Western civilization. 
There is a long but direct line
from Aristotle and Archimedes
to Locke, Hume, Mill, and Darwin,
and from there through Orwell and Churchill
to Martin Luther King writing
his "Letter from Birmingham City Jail." 
It is the agreement that objective reality exists,
that people of goodwill can perceive it,
and that other people will change their views
when presented with the facts of the matter."

Thomas E. Ricks, journalist and author

Saturday, July 21, 2018

A Quote for This Week

     "Democracy is not a static thing. 
It does not stand still. 
If we don't keep finding ways
to expand and deepen democracy,
we will see it diminish."

Dr. Vincent Harding, a close associate of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Quote for Today

     "Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary."  

Reinhold Niebuhr in The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Independence Day

May you be free of fear.
May you be free of want.
May you be free to follow your heart
And fulfill your destiny in peace.

Happy Independence Day.

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