Category Archives: Quotes to Ponder

Malcolm X On Violence

“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)



Filed under Defining Freedom, Framing, Historical Quotes, International Relations, Malcolm X: Progressive Model, Quotes to Ponder, Racism in America, U.S. Foreign Policy

The Dalai Lama On Religion

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

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Senator Kennedy vs. Hillary Clinton On Flag Burning & The First Amendment

"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. 

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Filed under Civil Liberties, Defining Freedom, Domestic Politics, Hillary Clinton, Progressive Politics, Quotes to Ponder, Views That Just Don't Make Sense

Rosa Parks Quote

All I was doing was trying to get home from work.

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Filed under Quotes to Live By, Quotes to Ponder, The Civil Rights Movement

A Word To The Wise . . .

Don’t go to law school, don’t become a lawyer.  Just say no.

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Albert Einstein On Clean Desks

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?”


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Harriet Tubman On Freedom

“I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

– Harriet Tubman

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Filed under Defining Freedom, Quotes to Ponder, Slavery as the Starting Point for Freedom, The Civil Rights Movement