Wise Words from a Wise Man …

from Jill Dennison

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John Paul Stevens served as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice from 1975 until his retirement in 2010.  He was nominated to the court by a republican president, Gerald R. Ford.  Today, Justice Stevens wrote an OpEd for the New York Times that I think should be read by every person in the United States. I was amazed by his opinion, given his 35 years of interpreting and enforcing the U.S. Constitution, and I think you will be too.  And so, I will let Justice Stevens speak for himself:

Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society.

That support is a clear sign…

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I want to take away your guns

While I don’t entirely agree with the idea of taking away all guns, this is an opinion that needs to be shared. This man should not have to fear for his daughter’s life. Not in a civilized nation.

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The one and only purpose of guns is to kill.

The desire to own guns, and the notion that owning them is some inalienable right of Americans, points to a sickness. The symptoms have been made clear.

I don’t wish to offend anyone who thinks differently, but I can’t imagine a greater offense than the gun violence we’ve seen this year, and the refusal of some to change our laws regulating ownership.

You may say that a law restricting gun ownership is the first step towards taking away your guns.

I hope it is.

Because I want to take away your guns.

You may be a responsible gun owner.

I don’t fucking care.

You feed the monster that is more powerful than Black Lives Matter, more deadly than White Cops, more blind than “Justice.” You feed The NRA, and the business of making money selling guns.

And my daughters may…

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The Dream Shall Prevail

The Dream Shall Prevail
We must have faith in our cause: The Dream Shall Prevail

Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream

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