Sunday, January 20, 2008

MLK, Greed and Ron Paul

Sign the petition on the war against greed

I can imagine a future where we are motivated by the good of the community, rather than by greed.

Motivation for profit and advancement is admirable. But at some point, the motivation for profit becomes greed. Greed becomes a lust for power. Power over others.

In order for us to attain peace and sustainability, we must realize that we are all one. We must evolve our consciousness and rise above this dualist mind. No more will we accept the actions of power over others. We must realize that we are all currently humans here together on this fragile planet called earth. This 3rd rock from our sun in the milkyway galaxy. We are less than a piece of sand taking place in less than a fraction of time in this infinite universe.

Much love everyone.

Let us remember MLK and his vision.

Ron Paul made this statement today:

It is especially fitting that we take the time to reflect on one man's struggles to defend our Constitutional freedoms during this primary election season. January 15 was the birthday of the great freedom fighter, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and on Monday, we honor him nationwide for his sacrifice and love of liberty for all people.

To me, the timing is more than a coincidence. The American people, regardless of color or creed, have the opportunity to choose a candidate who will uplift the ideals for which Dr. King fought-and died.

The fight for freedom-the preservation of our civil rights-is the fight of our lives. Sadly, after Dr. King's passing we are faced with a violation of our civil rights in the same vein as Jim Crow: The Patriot Act. I have stood against this and all unconstitutional violations of American's civil rights, and will continue Dr. King's charge as President.

Dr. King would be disappointed in our current administration for more than its continued disregard for civil rights, as he stated 'a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.' We need to change our interventionist foreign policy, and take care of our brothers and sisters at home. Our nation is in a crisis: we are spending billions on war overseas while those around us are suffering and losing jobs, homes, and hope. It is inexcusable; we must solve the economic crisis at home and bring hope to America.

"Dr. King's heroic actions should resonate with us today, as we recognize that our votes strengthen the fight for our civil rights. Liberty is the true antidote to racism, and freedom-- limited, constitutional government devoted to the protection of individual rights-can uplift us all."

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