And so let freedom ring — from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring — from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring — from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring — from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring — from the curvaceous slopes of California.
But not only that.
Let freedom ring — from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring — from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring — from every hill and molehill of Mississippi, from every mountainside, let freedom ring!
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual,
“Free at last, free at last.
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.”
Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., 53 years ago today
“[N]o matter how badly you think of Richard Nixon, you have not thought badly enough.”
Adam Gopnik in a must read piece on Attica, Kill Box.
“If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.”
“We raised Social Security and Medicare taxes in the 1980s. If we raised them by the same amount somewhere in the next three decades these programs would be fully funded for the rest of the century.”
“I could live without television, but not without books.”
From The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of recent Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
The novel is quite good. I post the line though just because it represents my thinking.
“Doesn’t asking if Trump was serious about his presidential bid beg the question of what, exactly, he has ever been serious about before? Have you looked directly at him at all?”
From Shoebox and first posted here FIVE YEARS AGO!
“Why is it taken for granted that women must earn less than men? No! They have the same rights. The discrepancy is a pure scandal.”
Pope Francis, April 29, 2015
Afterthought: As long as women don’t wish to be priests, that is.