There was no way that I could carry on with my normal routine on Saturday and pretend that everything is ok, when it's not. (I'm not good at pretending!) There was a rally going on about eleven miles from my house, in the Nation's Capital, called Justice for All, to highlight the need for A Change. Yea, it was cold out, but there was no way that I would allow mere cold weather to Turn Me Round!
Eric Garner was put in a choke hold and died, and the killer, a cop, was not indicted; Tami Rice, a twelve year old baby, was killed, by a cop, for having a toy gun; and Michael Brown was killed, by a cop, by what I believe to be excessive force. There was no way I could stay in the comfort of my home when there is unrest in this country. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Dr. MLK
I believe in change, and I believe that we have the power to change systems; it's been done before.....The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Brown vs. Board of Education, The 14th Amendment to the Constitution!
I also strongly believe that we must Stand Up and be counted in the numbers for the things that we believe in, and that is exactly what thousands of us did on Saturday in several locations throughout this country!
Dr. King once stated that "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Read about the Marches here, and Go Out and Matter!