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Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:10 PM

You have a RIGHT to be angry about this one, Mr. President

What the Court did today was evil. It's an attack not only on all you believe, but all that brought you to the office you now hold. It's about delegitimizing not only you presidency, but your life and our shared reality itself).

You have an obligation to look back AND forward now...you need to rage about this...you need to speak with all the anger, grief and fear of those whose lives and struggles were disrespected by this Klan Kourt today.

This is NO time to be even tempered.

This is the time for you to call for a Voting Rights Amendment, to make sure that nothing like the past can ever recur...and that all that Dr. King, Medgar Evers, and "thousands more whose names we'll never know", as Phil Ochs once sang, will not be lost forever in the mists of time.

You stand on the shoulders of giants, Mr. President. Now, you must BE a giant yourself.

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Reply You have a RIGHT to be angry about this one, Mr. President (Original post)
Ken Burch Jun 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #1
rhett o rick Jun 2013 #2
KittyWampus Jun 2013 #3
Iliyah Jun 2013 #6
byeya Jun 2013 #4
LongTomH Jun 2013 #5
Boomerproud Jun 2013 #7
Ken Burch Jun 2013 #9
SunSeeker Jun 2013 #8

Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:14 PM

1. Wow, my dear Ken Burch!

Your anger has made you eloquent.

I wish President Obama could hear you...

K&R

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 07:23 PM

2. It's time for the president to step forward and lead. nm

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 07:25 PM

3. Someone quoted Nelson Mandela when asked why he didn't get angry. He said-

"Someone asked him why he was not more angry. And his answer was, ‘If I thought it would be useful, I would be.’ ”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/opinion/sunday/dowd-patty-stonesifer-is-getting-her-boots-dirty-at-marthas-table.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 08:29 PM

6. Yes and Mandela was jailed

for I believe 27 years. He was not angry when he got out. He was elected president against all odds.

Mandela is very ill, I read where his daughter said to her father President Obama is coming, and he smiled.

Against all odds. . . and now here we go again with voting rights.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 08:20 PM

5. Well said, Sir!

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:04 PM

7. There isn't one word I would disagree with or change in your OP

That wasn't a rant, it was a wake-up call. There are two presidents (JFK and LBJ) who are spinning in their graves tonight.

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Response to Boomerproud (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:17 PM

9. Undoubtably, MLK and Bobby are joining them.

If there are earthquakes at Arlington National, Atlanta and the LBJ Ranch tonight, we'll know why.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:05 PM

8. K & R

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