Speaking Out for Justice

January 16, 2017

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Today is our Dr. Martin Luther King holiday and a time to honor all those who had the courage to stand up against injustices and fight for human rights.  How dismaying that today — this very moment — freedom and justice are under threat again.  Trump attacks anyone who disagrees with him and surrounds himself with others who reflect only his uninformed views.

It reminds me of when President Bush called “unpatriotic” anyone who did not support his Iraq war.  Paul Krugman’s article defending John Lewis’s refusal to attend the inauguration because he does not view Trump as the “legitimate” president of a fair and free election is worth reading.  He reminds us that speaking our truths, speaking out against injustice is patriotic.

We can refuse to be silenced.  We must speak our truths.  As Madeleine L’Engle says in the poster above, “Let us have the courage to go on being dangerous people.”

 

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5 Responses to “Speaking Out for Justice”

  1. fantasyduke Says:

    Thank You For Honoring Such a Great Great Man!!👏👏


  2. A friend just sent me this quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and it fits the theme of this post perfectly: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

  3. Donna Donabella Says:

    Absolutely perfect Rosemary…love both quotes and as a retired teacher and writer I will continue to speak up. We cannot afford to become indifferent.

  4. carolyn cochran Says:

    Thanks for doing your part and then some in the dark hours before the inauguration we all dread.

  5. Elisa Says:

    Reblogged this on Elisa's Spot and commented:
    Yes! Trump and his group are Trolling, rather than answering questions and performing as elected officials are to behave. Thanks for this!


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