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Quote of the Day 8/16/18
Posted on Aug 16, 2018 8:07 PM

"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."

Theodore Roosevelt in the Kansas City Star May 7, 1918

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Quote of the Day 8/11/18
Posted on Aug 11, 2018 10:37 AM

The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for giving to Mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection, should demean themselves as good citizens.

George Washington

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Real-life superwomen exist
Posted on Aug 10, 2018 11:24 AM

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Today marks 25 years of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court, the longest-serving woman at the high court.

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Posted on Aug 9, 2018 8:38 AM

On this day, 44 years ago.

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Posted on Aug 6, 2018 8:29 PM

"53 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Johnson. I shed a little blood on that bridge in Selma; I was beaten, left bloody & unconscious while friends of mine gave their lives to ensure that no person would be denied their right to register & vote. Now do your part—get registered, and vote."

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"The right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument we have in a democratic society. We must use it. There is no sound more powerful than the marching feet of a determined people. The time is always right to do right. Find a way to get in the way and we will make a way out of no way"

Representative John Lewis

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