Thank you, Sally Yates for doing the right thing in the right way at the right time. All patriotic citizens of the United States owe you a debt of gratitude.
You took immediate action to uphold the traditional values of the United States. Your action in defiance of #BLOTUS was a true demonstration of faithfully defending equality and freedom. I applaud your strength of character, and commend you for defending the Constitution.
May we all be inspired by this courageous lady who has acted in the best tradition of our nation. And may we all follow her example in standing up against the unbridled bigotry and continuing attacks against our Constitution. United we stand.
Today is a defining moment in the history of our nation. I have already cast my ballot for the next President of the United States. And if you have not voted, I urge you to go to the polls before the day is done.
The future of our nation is being determined by our actions today. I know the kind of country I long for, and I know the qualities and values I want to see in my President.
It is also exciting to think that we are again making history. We have had eight years of strong leadership with our nation’s first African American President. Now, we can hopefully look forward to having our first female President.
Today is the day. Please vote. Nothing else is as important. Whatever else you do today, vote.
It’s not only the poor among us that stand in need of equality and justice. We all need equality and justice.
We live in a world where we allow thousands to die daily from hunger and malnutrition, even when we know there’s far more than enough food to feed everyone. That is more than injustice.
Until the hungry get fed, and all of our human family has a place at the table there is no equality and there is no justice. And I would add, not much humanity, either.
Women’s rights and gender equality are facets of global hunger and malnutrition. In Sub-Saharan Africa there are nations where women and girls compose 90% of the agricultural labor force.
Without access to credit and inputs their productivity if far less than if they were allowed to have the same access to necessary resource as me. Women are the key to ending hunger in our lifetime. We need to support efforts that provide them opportunities to help make it happen.
I again find myself in agreement with Senator Sanders. Such massive economic inequality cannot be good for our nation. It rips apart any sense of community, and promotes a financial elite that hearkens back to an feudal era where obscenely rich oligarchs lived off the backs of peasants and serfs
This isn’t the American dream. This is not the nation I want. And I doubt it’s the nation we want to leave to our children and our grandchildren.
Ending hunger in our lifetime requires a commitment to justice. Arthur Simon, the Founder of Bread for the World, calls us to remember the ideals our nation has always espoused.
The lessons of the nation’s past tell us that liberty and justice cannot be secured for ourselves and kept from others without turning sour. Because we have cherished liberty for others, this country has sacrificed enormously (if not always wiselt) in lives and material resources. We have not cherished justice as much. But justice and equality are no less a part of the nation’s ideals, and we build on them by exercising them in our relationship with others. When we are rich and others are hungry or impoverished beyond description, justice calls for ending this imbalance.