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.
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.
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.
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.
Im sick and tired of politicians beating up on the IRS. We have the best and fairest tax-collection system in the world.
As a Korean War veteran, I know firsthand and understand the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform.
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.
Today many Caribbean workers can be found in the hospital, construction, service and hotel industries, but there is also a growing professional sector.
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.
Hurricane season routinely strikes the Caribbean harder than the U.S.
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.
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.
Now is the time for the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe who engaged in the slave trade throughout this hemisphere to come forward in a positive way to assist in undoing the harm that was caused by their past colonial policies in the hemisphere.
Of course things get stagnant; people get too used to their environment, but that's why I'm in my district every week, at meetings with my constituents.
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.
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