Friday, January 26, 2007

Quote of the day

"The most effective answer to this leadership vacuum would be a new era of political activism by ordinary citizens. The biggest, most far-reaching changes of the past century the labor movement, the civil rights movement, the women’s movement were not primarily the result of elective politics, but rather the hard work of committed citizen-activists fed up with the status quo. It’s time for thoughtful citizens to turn off their TVs and step into the public arena.
Protest. Attend meetings. Circulate petitions. Run for office. I suspect the public right now is way ahead of the politicians when it comes to ideas about creating a more peaceful, more equitable, more intelligent society."
- Bob Herbert, New York Times columnist. (Source: "Long on Rhetoric, Short on Sorrow," The New York Times, January 25, 2007)

hat tip: Abe Bonowitz, CUADP Update

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