We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

For a kid who grew up in Alabama…

…born in the ’60’s when all of it was happening…

…I have to say, regardless of where you stand on the party or the man…

…THIS…

…means we’ve made an awful lot of progress in our country in 50 years in an arena where a lot of progress should’ve been made.

That echo you just heard was that “I Have A Dream” speech…

…and the sound of the bank tellers…

“In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

…cashing the check.

(graphic found at http://benjaminsternke.typepad.com)

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