Monday, January 17, 2011

The Blood of Patriots

Last week a white male Catholic Republican Federal Judge saw his friend, a Jewish Democratic Congresswoman, shot in the head just before he was murdered. A 20-year-old Mexican-American gay college student saved the Congresswoman's life, allowing for emergency surgery by a Korean American combat surgeon. Days later, the world watched an African American President eulogize the fallen.
Circulating online, multiplying sources/variations.

On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?" But Conscience asks the question "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinated 4/4/1968.

When we are mowed down by you, we multiply.
Tertullian

1 Comments:

Blogger Peter said...

I had not known about Gabby's Jewishness or Mr. Hernandez's "gay" status. The diversity compilation is both impressive & touching.
And it's always good to be reminded of MLK's wisdom.

1/26/2011 7:54 AM  

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