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To all the hate-mongers in Arizona and the “Tea” Party, please consider the words of the Chairman of the Board.  (Click the link to read his full Op-Ed.)
As for the others, those cross-burning bigots to whom mental slavery is alive and well, I don’t envy their trials in the next world, where their thoughts and words and actions will be judged by a jury of One.  Why do so many among us continue in words and deeds to ignore, insult and challenge the unforgettable words of Thomas Jefferson, who drafted the Declaration of Independence’s promise to every man, woman and child–the self-evident truth that all are created equal?
“…Who in the name of God are these people anyway, the ones who elevate themselves above others?  America is an immigrant country.  Maybe not you and me, but those whose love made our lives possible, or their parents or grandparents.  America was founded by these people, who were fed up with other countries.
And finally, “…Even now, with all our problems, America is still a dream of oppressed people the world over.  Take a minute.  Consider what we are doing to each other as we rob friends and strangers of dignity as well as equality.  Give a few minutes of fairness to the house we live in, and to all who share it with us from sea to shining sea.  For if we don’t come to grips with this killer disease of hatred, of bigotry and racism and anti-Semitism, pretty soon we will destroy from within this blessed country.
If seeing the country torn apart by hatred breaks your heart (as it does mine), a final quote from Frank Sinatra on mending a broken heart: “You don’t.  I think being jilted is one of life’s most painful experiences.  It takes a long time to heal a broken heart. It’s happened to all of us and never gets any easier.  I understand, however, that playing one of my albums can help.
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