10.26.2005

Just A Day

Friends,

I seem to have caught a bad cold in the last few days. So, even though I would like to write on Rosa Parks and Blog Relief Day for the victims of the Pakistan quake, I will simply refer you to sites that are doing just those things.

A brief comment on Rosa Parks... Suffice it to say (for now) that she is a heroine in our national history and to the civil rights movement, in particular. One of my favorite things about her is that she was not on a mission to make a statement or head up a cause. was making no political point. She was just a woman who was very tired after a day of work and who just wanted to get back home to her family. That's it. Yet, in that moment, she helped to jump-start a historic movement in our nation. History will forever honor her memory.

Click for more on Rosa Parks.
Click for Blog Relief Day.

I plan to be back tomorrow, a little more rested and a lot healthier :)

Much love,
Lores
Just A Woman

7 Comments:

At 10/26/2005 08:41:00 AM, Anonymous aj4runner said...

More excellent links on Rosa Parks via Michelle Malkin:

http://michellemalkin.com/archives/003775.htm

 
At 10/26/2005 10:11:00 AM, Anonymous aj4runner said...

Interesting comment that I found over at Lashawn Barber's blog by one of her readers:

In 1875 the Republican Party in Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1875 which guaranteed the rights of all African Americans equal access to all public services and facilities. This was the vision of the Republican Party from the very beginning. It was founded in 1854 as the anti-slavery party and it has always been the party of civil rights.

Unfortunately, a rogue Supreme Court declared the act to be unconstitutional, effectively derailing further Republican attempts to create an equal and just society. The Democratic Party in the southern states embarked upon a pogrom against African Americans in an effort to deny them their civil rights and to keep them out of the political process. The Democrats invented poll taxes, Jim Crow laws, and the KKK which became the terrorist wing of the party. Through these vehicles the Democrats succeeded in denying African Americans equal access and civil rights for the next century.

Had the Republican vision been carried forward to completion, Rosa Parks would not have had to challenge Democrat racism on that bus in 1955. She would have been raised in an environment where her civil rights would have been enshrined in law some 80 years prior.

Below are the first 2 paragraphs of the Civil Rights Act of 1875:

“Whereas it is essential to just government we recognize the equality of all men before the law, and hold that it is the duty of government in its dealings with the people to mete out equal and exact justice to all, of whatever nativity, race, color, or persuasion, religious or political; and it being the appropriate object of legislation to enact great fundamental principles into law: Therefore,

Be it enacted, That all persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of inns, public conveyances on land or water, theaters, and other places of public amusement; subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law, and applicable alike to citizens of every race and color, regardless of any previous condition of servitude.”

Imagine where our country would be right now if this Act had not be struck down?

God bless Rosa Parks. We tried and we were defeated. I am sorry that we failed you. I am sorry that your rights were not guaranteed 80 years before when they should have been.

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Current democratic senator from West Virginia Robert Byrd was a grand wizard in the KKK.

 
At 10/26/2005 10:14:00 AM, Anonymous aj4runner said...

Rosa Parks at Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks

 
At 10/26/2005 02:28:00 PM, Blogger Bob Dole said...

Rosa Who?

 
At 10/26/2005 03:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better!

 
At 10/27/2005 04:04:00 AM, Blogger Pseudo-intellectual lunatic said...

great blog

 
At 10/28/2005 01:54:00 AM, Blogger Mark Daniels said...

Lores:
I hope that you're feeling better by now. God's best blessings to you!

Mark Daniels

 

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