“Every man [human being] is an heir to a legacy of dignity and worth.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
I think we’ve had quite enough hatred and name-calling, between Left and Right, in America, today, due to disagreements over various political issues, and I think we all should begin seeking common ground, peace, and justice, for all.
I am committed to the protection of life, which is threatened in today’s world by war, abortion, poverty, racism, capital punishment and euthanasia. I believe these issues are linked under a ‘consistent ethic of life‘.
I would challenge all those working on all or some of these issues to maintain a cooperative spirit of peace, reconciliation, and respect in protecting the unprotected. I am interested in building bridges, and strengthening the case against each kind of socially-approved killing by consistently opposing them all.
I believe our culture (America) can do better.
Women deserve better than abortion and abortifacients, and their children do as well.
Perhaps, one day, all children will be welcomed into our common humanity, and our communities will never again allow a woman to face an unexpected pregnancy alone and without support?
I hope – and pray – so.
“Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism. With this powerful commitment we shall boldly challenge the status quo, we shall boldly challenge unjust mores, and thereby speed up the day when “every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the rough places shall be made plain, and the crooked places straight. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.”
A genuine revolution of values means in the final analysis that our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies. This call for a worldwide fellowship that lifts neighborly concern beyond one’s tribe, race, class, and nation is in reality a call for an all-embracing, unconditional love for all men.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. (See: here.)