Monday, November 27, 2023

11-27-23 Newsletter


"When my Republican colleagues say, “Raskin, you’re a liberal,” I say: You’re damn right I’m a liberal – the heart of that word is liberty.

"When they say, “you’re a progressive,” I say: You’re damn right I’m a progressive – the heart of that word is progress.

"But these days, my favorite thing to call myself is a conservative, because I want to conserve the land, the air, the water, the climate system, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, women’s reproductive freedoms, the right to vote, and our imperiled political democracy."
— US Representative Jamie Raskin, campaign email, 11-9-23



"... now is not the moment to ignore Donald Trump’s rants and threats. He has a history of saying the quiet part out loud, of letting us know just how bad his intentions are. It’s incumbent upon us to listen. I understand the folks who think we shouldn’t share his hate-filled diatribes, but if we do not, it’s easy for people to push him aside as a crazy uncle, not as the serious threat he is to the future of our country.

".... This coming election is going to be an all hands on deck event. Trump and other MAGA anti-democracy candidates will have to be beaten at the polls, and then likely again in the courts, and perhaps in our communities. As we head into the holidays, let's start thinking about how each of us can take personal responsibility for the future."
-- Joyce Vance, 
Civil Discourse newsletter, November 24, 2023
"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them."  
-- Sir Karl Popper, philosopher
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