What kind of "Today" do you choose
You know that old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of my life?" Yesterday, we could all state, "Today is the first day of the rest of my life, in a police state."
That isn't such a rosy statement, is it? It doesn't have to be so, though, friends. Take a moment to read Kevin Tillman's featured report at Truthdig, After Pat's Birthday. Then, take another moment to read Kevin Olbermann's special comment, Beginning of the end of America.
We can say no to fascism. We can say no to torture. We can say no to the end of liberty in our lifetime. We each need to take a look in the mirror and, like charity, start at home. Today can be the first day of your life, in your quest for freedom.
When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.~ Dorothy Thompson
A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.~Ramsey Clark
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.~ Somerset Maugham