Monday, January 16, 2017

These magnificent American women were empowered by Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King, Jr.

On May 17, 1954 (click here) the United States Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. The Court’s unanimous decision overturned provisions of the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision, which had allowed for “separate but equal” public facilities, including public schools in the United States. Declaring that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” the Brown v. Board decision helped break the back of state-sponsored segregation, and provided a spark to the American civil rights movement....

Every American life makes this country stronger, better and a leader.

-“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous (click here) than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

Today, Americans are living that stupidity.

-“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

-“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”

-“World peace through nonviolent means is neither absurd nor unattainable. All other methods have failed. Thus we must begin anew. Nonviolence is a good starting point. Those of us who believe in this method can be voices of reason, sanity, and understanding amid the voices of violence, hatred, and emotion. We can very well set a mood of peace out of which a system of peace can be built.”

-“I am convinced that love is the most durable power in the world. It is not an expression of impractical idealism, but of practical realism. Far from being the pious injunction of a Utopian dreamer, love is an absolute necessity for the survival of our civilization. To return hate for hate does nothing but intensify the existence of evil in the universe. Someone must have sense enough and religion enough to cut off the chain of hate and evil, and this can only be done through love.”...

The truth is vital to a democracy. We are facing the greatest liar in American history on January 20th.

Martin Luther King was not afraid of making example of Adolph Hitler.

-“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”