The New York Times recently ran an article about people opposed to the barbaric Florida so-called stand your ground law, who are sitting-in and occupying a place in the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee near the office of Governor Rick Scott.
(Above--Picture I took in 2012 in Houston of a rally opposed to the laws and circumstances that brought about the Trayvon Martin shooting.)
Something one of the protestors said in this article is consistent with the theme of this blog.
Here is the link to the front page of NeilAquino.com
Here is the quote--
“I’ve had it going through the normal routes because it doesn’t work,” said Ciara Taylor, 24, a Florida A&M University political science graduate who helped lobby lawmakers as a student and is now the Dream Defenders’ political director. “People tell us that certain things aren’t possible, but they are coming through every day. We are proving them wrong every minute.”
Here is the website of the Dream Defenders group referenced above. These are the folks leading the efforts against so-called stand your ground at the Florida capitol.
The work of freedom is up to each us. All of us have the ability to start something new, and do something that offers a challenge to the inability of the current political system to deliver simple justice and fair play.
If we are not ready or inclined to lead, we all are able to follow and support new and innovative thinkers and leaders who need our support for a better America and a better world.
Everyday is hopeful and everyday offers an opportunity to make progress. Being hopeful and innovative is resistance is a society such as ours.