Thursday, January 05, 2006

Call to Conscience

Rep. Moran had a town hall meeting this evening with featured guest, Rep. Murtha. Murtha has gained a lot of fame as a hawk now speaking out against the war and occupation of Iraq. Well, I couldn't get in, as I got there at 7:03PM (it started at 7) and nearly a hundred of us were told the space was filled to capacity and the fire marshals were on site to keep things safe. So much for trying to see your elected representative...

Speaking of which, I will soon be publishing my article promoting NCNR's "Call to Conscience" which is expected to result in numerous sit-ins at congressional offices around the nation.

But for now I will leave you with a quote from Dr. King who's birthday is fast approaching. Although he was speaking about the Vietnam War, his words are as true now as ever...

"Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of Vietnam. I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted. I speak for the poor of America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home, and dealt death and corruption in Vietnam. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as one who loves America, to the leaders of our own nation: The great initiative in this war is ours; the initiative to stop it must be ours."

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