What Democracy Looks Like

4/06

I talk a big talk.  I’m all about social activism, about taking a stand, fighting for what’s right.  I’ve formulated a lot of strong opinions on certain issues, opinions many of my friends and neighbors may not agree with.  This doesn’t bother me.  But, being still a teenager, I haven’t had hardly any opportunities to walk the walk.  My money has not yet been put where my mouth is, so to speak.

That is, until a few days ago.   Continue reading

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Silent Defiance

1/15

It’s called proving them wrong.  In our American history, it’s quintessential to our core values.

Martin Luther King, Jr. knew that.  He was a preacher of peaceful protests, of silent defiance.  Of not sticking it to the man but rather proving that they are just as capable.  And on this day that we observe in MLK’s honor, I’d like to acknowledge a few things.   Continue reading