“We become the heirs of
Martin Luther King Jr.
by recognizing one another
not by the color of their skin
but by the content of their character.
people of every race, ethnicity and religion
can be fully and equally American.
that bigotry or white supremacy in any form
is blasphemy against the American creed.
the very identity of our nation
depends on the passing of civic ideals
to the next generation.”
~ George W. Bush more
“America must always reject racial bigotry,
anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms.
As we pray for Charlottesville,
we are reminded of the fundamental truths
recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen
in the Declaration of Independence:
we are all created equal
and endowed by our Creator
with unalienable rights.
We know these truths to be everlasting
because we have seen the decency
and greatness of our country.”
~ George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush more
“Whatever is my right
is also the right of another;
and it becomes my duty to guarantee
as well as possess.”
~ Thomas Paine, Rights of Man: Part 1, 1791
“For to be free
is not merely to cast off one’s chains,
but to live in a way
that respects and enhances
the freedom of others.”
~ Nelson Mandela
“I have the audacity to believe
that peoples everywhere
can have three meals a day for their bodies,
education and culture of their minds,
and dignity, equality,
and freedom for their spirits.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr
“We must scrupulously guard
the civil rights and civil liberties of all our citizens,
whatever their background.
We must remember that any oppression,
any injustice, any hatred,
is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.”
~ Franklin D.Roosevelt
“There is no such thing as gender, race or class.
They are cultural inventions.
We are linked, not ranked.”
~ Gloria Steinem