Friday, January 20, 2017

This Day We Fight

When conservative Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell said the goal of the conservatives was to make President Barack Obama a one term president, he declared war on a just America. So with the inauguration of a fascist like Donald Trump, it's time for liberals to not cower in fear but to stand up.

My fellow liberals, it's time to let our voices be heard. First, don't let the conservatives disrespect the word "liberal." It was liberals who fought for an America that cherishes equality. Susan B. Anthony was a liberal. Franklin Roosevelt was a liberal. Harry Truman was a liberal. John F. Kennedy was a liberal. Martin Luther King was a liberal.

It's time for liberals to fight for our progressive ideas. We must stand for a just America. Stand for racial equality. Stand against economic oppression. On this day we fight.*

* From the Black Gate speech in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

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