“If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it is wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it is wrong for America to draft us, and make us violent abroad in defense of her. And if it is right for America to draft us, and teach us how to be violent in defense of her, then it is right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country.”
Speech, Nov. 1963, New York City. (link)
Category Archives: Quotes to Ponder
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
"If we set the precedent of limiting the First Amendment, in order to protect the sensibilities of those who are offended by flag burning, what will we say the next time someone is offended by some other minority view, or by some other person's exercise of the freedom the Constitution is supposed to protect?" - Senator Edward M. Kennedy, constituent letter 1997 (link) The quote reminds me of one of the many reasons I was not a fan of Hillary, even before the election. For those who aren't aware, she supported a law making flag burning a criminal offense. Many believed she did so merely for political gain. I agree. In fact, I'd like to hear her answer Senator Kennedy's hypothetical question . . . for that matter.
Don’t go to law school, don’t become a lawyer. Just say no.
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?”
“I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
– Harriet Tubman