Month: January 2007

RFK’s “We Dissent” Speech

It is not enough to allow dissent. We must demand it. For there is much to dissent from:

…We dissent from the fact that millions are trapped in poverty while nations grow rich.

…We dissent from the conditions and hatreds which deny a full life to our fellow citizens because of the color of their skin.

…We dissent from the monstrous absurdity of a world where nations stand poised to destroy one another.

…We dissent from the sight of most of mankind living in poverty, stricken by disease, threatened by hunger and doomed to an early death after a life of unremitting labor. read more