Even though you can’t hear me and I never got to write to you, You, sir, have changed my life, you helped me to break free out of prison of religion. You opened my eyes and lead me to better life. For that I say - THANK YOU thousand times. You and your criticism, open mind and refusal to accept wrongdoings of poisonous religions will prevail and live within those who had the honor to learn from you.
“I once sent him out on a mission to break the most niggling laws still on the books in New York City. One such decree forbade riding a bicycle with your feet off the pedals. The photograph that ran with the column, of Christopher sailing a small bike through Central Park with his legs in the air, looked like something out of the Moscow Circus.”
“I will pick up that label and wear it as a Badge of Honor.”
~ [Jimmy Smits as] Matt Santos, The West Wing
I am proud to be a liberal!!!
Santos: It’s true, Republicans have tried to turn ‘liberal’ into a bad word. Well, liberals ended slavery in this country. Vinick: A Republican president ended slavery. Santos: Yes, a liberal Republican. What happened to them? They got run out of your party. What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican party? I’ll tell you what they did. Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created social security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed every one of those programs. Every one. So when you try to hurl the word ‘liberal’ at my feet, as if it were dirty, something to run away from, something that I should be ashamed of, it won’t work, Senator, because I will pick up that label and wear it as a badge of honor.