Mind and Destiny

“I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard ... I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people.”- Frederick Douglass

Location: Delhi, N.Y., United States

The author and his webmaster, summer of 1965.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Father’s Message

Our Declaration of Independence ends: “we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” is the inscription on our Statue of Liberty: 
Republicans are concerned, that our nation’s shifting demographics suggest that the Latino vote could double by 2030.  Fortunately, our fourteenth amendment states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.  No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Bigoted extremist insisted that we shouldn’t be celebrating our countries unique diversity.  They can’t tolerant those who are different than they are.  If we are all God’s children shouldn’t we be accepting of people, who have a different pigmentation to their skin, speak a different language, have different religious views, or who are attracted to persons of the same sex.
Our culture is unique, and it requires that we simply practice the Golden Rule.  We should be setting an example for the rest of the world by acclaiming our diversity of ethnicity and religious differences.  The liberal left must continue to advocate celebrating our diversity, because to do otherwise could eventually result in the human race being wiped off the face of the earth.  A nuclear war could actually result in the death of our entire planet.  


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