Sunday, April 16, 2006

Beth keeps this quote on her blog. It reminds me what our country should be and saddens me in the implicit critique of who has been elected and how they govern - for the few rather than for the many.

"If there’s a child on the south side of Chicago who can’t read, that matters to me, even if it’s not my child. If there’s a senior citizen somewhere who can’t pay for her prescription and has to choose between medicine and the rent, that makes my life poorer, even if it’s not my grandmother. If there’s an Arab American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney or due process, that threatens my civil liberties. It’s that fundamental belief—I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sisters’ keeper—that makes this country work."

--Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) at the 2004 Democratic National Convention


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