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  •  Great diary Andy (0+ / 0-)

    I became a Democrat because of its efforts, sometimes halting, sometimes achingly diappointing, to foster civil and human rights and make America a better place for all of us. It's been almost 60 years, this is what Hubert Humphrey said at the Dem convention in 1948:

    To those who say -- My friends, to those who say that we are rushing this issue of civil rights, I say to them we are 172 years late. To those who say -- To those who say that this civil-rights program is an infringement on states’ rights, I say this: The time has arrived in America for the Democratic party to get out of the shadow of states' rights and to walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights. People -- People -- human beings -- this is the issue of the 20th century. People of all kinds -- all sorts of people -- and these people are looking to America for leadership, and they’re looking to America for precept and example.

    And to think that now in 2008, we could have an African-American man lead us out of the shadows and to walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights  -- too much for this long time civil rights Democrat.

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