Posts in category "human rights"
Wall Street is booming again. Setting records every few days. Wealth is being created on an enormous scale. But the market’s high tide is not lifting all boats. The gap between the rich and poor in America keeps widening. The 400 most wealthy Americans own more productive capital than the bottom 150 million Americans... Read more »
Born today? John C. Calhoun. Who thought states’ rights a real boon. His stubborn stance on nullification Resulted in slavery’s annihilation. “The theory of nullification is based on the concept that the States are the final decision-makers when it comes to the limits of the federal government. The theory indicated that the federal laws... Read more »
Today’s the birthday of James Otis. He fulminated against the King’s operandi modus. He averred in the Revolutionary hassle That America’s home was America’s castle. [James Otis before the Boston Colonial court] “The writs[of assistance] were general search warrants that permitted the authorities to search anywhere they pleased for any reason-or for no reason.... Read more »
Born today was Rosa Parks. Her courage gets the highest marks. She changed the way we look at us By simply sitting on a bus. [The bus that Rosa Parks was arrested on, December 1, 1955 , in Montgomery, Alabama. It is now in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.]
Today’s the birthday of Franklin D. Roosevelt. When our country the Greatest Depression was dealt, He found a fresh deck and he opened the seal; Rebooted the game with what’s called “The New Deal”. New Deal programs with the deepest impact on American life: (1) Social Security Act; (2) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; (3) Securities... Read more »
Today’s birthday is Thomas Paine’s. Agent provocateur ‘gainst tyrannical reigns. This rousing pamphleteer was a clarion call For American independence and freedom for all. One of my favorite Paine quotes is from his pamphlet “The Crisis”. “Mutual fear is the principal link in the chain of mutual love.” What inspired cadence and symmetry!
This is the birthday of Pope Francis. The College of Cardinals really took chances By electing a pontiff who’s earnestly busy Imitating the life of the Saint from Assisi.
Born today was Founding Father George Mason. His Memorial’s next to the Tidal Basin. As one of the Constitution’s oversights, He noted the lack of a Bill of Rights.
Born on this day: Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She believed a woman wasn’t just for the plantin’ And reapin’ of man’s reproductive seed. But full partner in every right embedded in the American Creed. “But we are assembled to protest against a form of government existing without the consent of the governed – to declare our right to be free as man... Read more »
Today’s the birthday of Bill Gates, Not one of Dame Fortune’s ingrates. A humanitarian with a Microsoft heart* He’s raised his philanthropy into an art. *Gates has given over $36 billion to various causes and charities. He has even pledged with fellow Forbes Richest 400 Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg , Facebook CEO , to donate half their... Read more »