“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” -Emma Lazarus, as engraved on the Statue of Liberty
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King Jr.
“There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words, and still not understand you. And there are others who will understand – without you even speaking a word.” -Yasmin Mogahed
“But there are many millions of people who did not vote for Donald Trump because of the bigotry and hate that fueled his campaign rallies. They voted for him despite the hate. They voted for him out of frustration and anger — and also out of hope that he would bring change.” – Senator Elizabeth Warren
Thoughts: I may not agree with the individuals that voted for Trump out of frustration despite his hate rhetoric but I do understand. With this, I want to start a dialogue with those individuals that don’t like Trump but still voted for him. That don’t believe his rhetoric for a second but still voted for him. That are just sick and tired of the system as of late when they voted for him.
Read Senator Elizabeth Warren’s entire Medium post here.
“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” –Aung San Suu Kyi
“A true celebration of freedom should not be just for one’s freedoms but for the respect given to other’s celebrated freedoms.” -Ms. Hala
Something I wrote back in 2009, my feelings since then still stands. Happy Fourth!