Saturday, February 20, 2010

Why We Fight

We fight because "...in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope". We fight because senior citizens should have not have to chose between food and medicine. We fight because American Individualism is not an open invitation to social Darwinism. We fight because Gay and Lesbian are not dirty words. We fight because we believe that all men are created equal. We fight because we believe that people should be judged by the content of their character. We fight because having tens of thousands of people die each year because of a lack of affordable health care is morally unacceptable. We fight because having thousands of children go hungry in the richest nation on the planet is morally reprehensible. We fight because every child deserves access to an education that will prepare them to compete in the global economy. We fight because torture committed in our name is still torture. We fight because everyone should have the right to marry who they chose. We fight because we only have one planet. We fight because the status quo is unacceptable. We fight because a lie repeated often enough must not be permitted to become the truth. We fight because women deserve to paid the same as men. We fight because our veterans deserve to be treated with respect they have earned. We fight because the expenditure for the Iraq war could have paid for health care for every man, woman and child in the country who cannot afford it. We fight because the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. We fight because the forces massed against us never take a day off. We fight because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. We fight because as FDR put it, at the height of the Depression,

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of the those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little".
That is why we fight. We fight because we must.
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8 comments:

Mycue23 said...

And that's all I have to say about that.

Sue said...

MYCUE!!!!! BRAVO, BRAVO!!!!!

We MUST fight, we must never stop or we die, a slow death is the way rethugs would like to see us go... NEVER!!!

Holte Ender said...

The fight for justice, freedom and equality is an old fight. Every generation picks up the torch and tries to advance our humanity to new heights. We must fight for all the reasons you stated, but most of all we fight because it is a good fight.

Jack Jodell said...

Mycue23,
I bow to, and salute you for this profound and brilliant post. It left me breathless! When I conclude my "Progressive Manifesto" series in a while, I will end it with a copy and paste of what you have presented here. And that is why I again encourage you not to permanently leave this page. Like monks of the Dark Ages, minds and hearts like yours shine brilliant light on the sinister forces of ignorance and injustice found in our new Dark Ages. BLOG ON, BROTHER!

Mycue23 said...

Thanks, Sue. You keep up the fight.

Jack,
You humble me with your kind words. It would be my honor to be included in one of your posts. I honestly don't think I have anything left. You can rest assured though that I will still be following everyone's posts and I'm sure I'll still be making comments.

Holte,
As Ted Kennedy said it much better than I ever could, "The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."

SJ said...

@Mycue23,
Good reminders one and all of the stakes.

This post should be sent to DNC and nailed on their office doors.
-SJ

Sue said...

you're right SJ. How about sending it to Obama in an email??

Hill said...

"We fight because we must."

Absolutely!