Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.
We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box.
As a Korean War veteran, I know firsthand and understand the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform.
A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty.
It's impossible for us to forecast what's going to happen ten years from now and make a decision today to say what we're going to do.
I was motivated to join in large part because my family needed the money. I would like to say how patriotic we were, but really what motivated me was the excitement my mother would get in receiving a check for my older brother.
The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way.
Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances make military service a viable career choice are dying bravely in a war with no end in sight.
Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all.
Im sick and tired of politicians beating up on the IRS. We have the best and fairest tax-collection system in the world.
Today many Caribbean workers can be found in the hospital, construction, service and hotel industries, but there is also a growing professional sector.
Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?
I, for one, would think both about how far we have come as a country and how much further we need to go to erase racism and discrimination from our society.
Without question, conditions in the Haiti are worse since Aristide's removal, and continue to deteriorate.
If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was indeed a vital instrument of democracy, ensuring the integrity and reliability of a democratic process that we as a Country hold so dear.
I don't want to respond to rumors that have no basis at all... But I am willing to respond to questions that the public and the press should know.
Hurricane season routinely strikes the Caribbean harder than the U.S.
As a nation we should commit ourselves not only to the fight against terrorism, but to economic justice, defeat of the AIDS epidemic and vestiges of discriminatory policies of all kinds.
At least 23,000 civilians have also died in the Iraqi killing field and the U.S. is stuck in a quagmire.
For a member to say, 'I'm a lame duck' violates political science 101.
I've been beat up pretty badly. Pretty badly. Yet at the end of the day, everyone says I'm doing a pretty good job.
The Iraq war took priority over domestic disaster prevention.
The people who couldn't get out of New Orleans to escape the storm were predominantly Black.
Thousands of people may have been killed by hurricane Katrina and many more could die in its aftermath because of the President's refusal to heed the calls of governors for help in repairing the infrastructure in their states.
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