Poor Peoples Campaign in DC today

I had hoped to be in DC today, but here's the next best thing. Our bus broke down before it arrived for us to load up. Of course that's much better than breaking down on the way...or the way back. Perhaps I saw more of the event from home online. It lasts three hours hours. I know that's too long for most folks. Just catch Rev. Barbers speech at 1 hour 20 minutes to get the gist. I'm curious if you think this is the movement we've been hoping for. It inspires me.

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LIVE from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. our #40DaysOfAction culminates in a Mass Rally & March featuring our campaign co-chairs the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II alongside members of the #PoorPeoplesCampaign from across the country.

In the face of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy/militarism, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism, we must engage in mass nonviolent moral direct action. We must have mass voter registration and mobilization. And we must engage in mass power building in poor and low wealth communities declaring "We Won't Be Silent Anymore!"

This is just the beginning. Join the campaign in your state as we continue to mobilize at www.poorpeoplescampaign.org .

It was all good to me but I really recommend Rev Barbers speech at about an hour and 20 min.

Fast forward to 10 min or so to get to the program.
Click on the image (or link) below to go to the rally...
https://www.facebook.com/anewppc/videos/1735225803240254/

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Down" corporate-sponsored affair, but it sure beats doing nothing! By a bunch! Most activity has happened in state capitols, so I'm excited to see if the PPC wave rolls thru the 'cuse (Syracuse) - a little closer to home. And, if the "other" Philly-based PPC rolls thru town I'll jump on that bandwagon too.

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@Wink

I'm involved in my state and everybody has a voice. Add yours!

Fast forward to right at 3 hours(2:54)and hear the song
When you lift from the bottom everybody rises

Or if you really want to understand what I hope is a rising movement watch it all...

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as "top down" becuz
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it is corporate sponsored. I couldn't care less. If it gets people off the couch and in the street I'm a fan! The streets have been too quiet.

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Are you hearing that in NY? Maybe that's the PTB manipulating you? Listen and think for yourself. At least give Dr. Barber a chance.

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Ford is the big
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sponsor. I don't know if that's Ford Motor Co. or Ford Foundation or some other Ford. And couldn't care less. As I said, I don't care who sponsors it if it gets people in the street. It's all the same to me. I just mentioned it becuz I mentioned that PPC was considered "by some" to be a top down movement becuz of said corporate sponsorship. Me, I couldn't care less. Just get 'em in the street - and to the polls!

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anyone who will listen to the rally will see the energy and power that is rising. Now will it accomplish anything? I don't know. The next phase involves teach-ins and voter registration. I'm all for teach-ins and in Alabama they've made it difficult for black folk to get registered. They closed down most all the license offices in the black belt in an effort to limit the vote. It was the black folk that got Doug Jones elected over a pedophile nut job - but he's voted with the rethugs thinking that will get him re-elected...what a moron. At any rate they ain't gonna show up again to support him. The idea that we have a democracy in America is itself a joke. Chris and Ralph had a good conversation about that yesterday ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9OJZOMEjOU (25 min)

But helping people understand our dilemma...I can get behind that.

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" “... The new occupants of Resurrection City are advocating for themselves as poor Americans. Many of them are homeless and have never done anything like this before. Part of their message is that in order for meaningful progress in any movement, it must be led by those affected, according to Rev. Bruce Wright. “Any movement to end poverty must be led by poor people, homeless people, unemployed people and people impacted by it,” he said.

Rev. Wright was critical of Rev. William Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign, which has been underwritten by big monied interests such as the Ford Foundation. “No disrespect to him, he’s a good man, but I think he’s been co-opted by big money,” Rev. Wright said... "
Link: PPC Ford connection

Not that I care. At all. I think PPC could be Yuuuge in Nov. and if "Big Money" is involved so what?

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...and I still say I've seen no evidence.

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Who do you have a problem with? Ben & Jerry’s? Hahaha.
https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/partners/

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I know how much you were looking forward to going to it. Do you have a link to the video? The one on the site is just 20 minutes unless it's still happening now.

(Never mind. I didn't see the video posted. My bad)

I hope that enough people will hear his words and join the fight. Something has to happen to get people to wake up and see what the government is doing to us and how they have been doing it through many presidents regardless of what their party. I actually thought that the tax bill would have started it, but sadly no ... and too many people are in favor of immigrant children being separated from their parents. I have no words for those people. It's just sad that they don't see immigrants as people.

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to post their declaration on the door as Martin Luther did in Germany many years ago.

Rev. Barber called for a day to "shut it down!". I think we are working toward a general strike. I hope so. I've lived in Alabama most of my life. I've experienced the struggle most of my life. I find this hopeful. Will the people join? We'll have to see...

Glad the video worked for you. I'm faceless and like the case with Jill Stein...facebook is the option... I had difficulty posting it.

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I take any poor people campaign no matter where and when. It helps so much to not give up on the strength of the American poor people, the largest majority that can beat any thing and push out from the bottom the TPTB at the tiny top. Hopefully, I am seldom the praying woman, but when it comes to Americans poor and their sufferings I end up praying.

The poor people movement hopefully leads to a Poor People Party, a third party in the real sense of what a real social democracy should stand for. A third party, who will change the political system, the electoral and campaign process. I miss specifics in the speeches about that. The movement is too moral it seems to me and lacking in specific subjects.

I understand the cynicism of many here who might not believe in the power of such a movement. But I have to say, after I have made the roller coaster ride to confront myself with my home country Germany I only end up having all the respect I can muster for the continued activism of people who don't give up to speak up and shout out in the US to make their problems known to the world. Of course, you don't hear anything about it over here.

I can't help to have my own cynicism to deal with. The event the video shows remembers me much of what I have seen in DC before. I do recognize some people. But it is hard to realize that we have seen this before and it didn't lead to something so far. When will the words turn into legislative deeds to represent their meaning?

It can't be to soon. Of course I would march with them, even if I would be critical of some of the things said or done. Before you don't engage for anything, I rather engage in something, no matter how many flaws there might be.

I pretty much lost my mind, watching through the German lens over to what I consider my old stomping grounds in DC. It is very hard to bridge the deep rifts between cultures. You learn how deep the differences are and knowing both sides makes me crazy and a very bad person. I hope I will find ways out of it.

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Although I wasn't in DC today, the internet (which as you often point out has problems), allowed me to be there. It allows us to be friends though we've never met...and I feel we are connected.

This is an opportunity. I hope it catches on fire and spreads faster than Bernie's campaign.

Here in Alabama, we face great challenges, and have for a long time. This movement offers hope. I'm throwing in and plan to keep contributing to what I see as our best effort now.

It was international in scope and may reach to Germany too. Another way we can be connected. Forward...not one step back!

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Lowndes Co. Alabama is featured. A war on poverty in the richest nation on Earth is what is needed!
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/15/america-extreme-poverty-...

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Nikki took umbrage with the report because she said that he hadn't seen how much things have improved under Trump.

The American March to Inequality: Why the UN Alston Report Alarms the Trump Plutocrats
The new report violates the basic tenet of the propaganda of our robber barons, which is that things are getting better.

It is no surprise that flacks for the plutocrats in charge of the US like Nikki Haley are squawking about the report on American poverty just issued by UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston. It throws loads of light on how unequal a society America is, how it is marching rapidly toward even greater, Third World levels of inequality, and how peculiar the US is, as a land of rapacious robber barons and 40 million completely marginalized poor.

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Big social statistics are hard to envision. That in a country like the US, with some 320 million people and an $18 trillion annual gross domestic product, the social statistics could be rapidly changing is also hard to fathom.

They are changing, the UN says, decidedly for the worse for tens of millions of people.

*The GOP tax massacre of earlier this year will transfer over time trillions of new dollars to the already obscenely wealthy, and result in diminished government services and a much smaller safety net for the rest of us. It was a tax cut, almost all of the benefits of which, went to one-tenth of one percent of the population. It will make them even richer, adding billions to their billions, and make the rest of us poorer. This is a structural change in US society with massive implications.

Already, the top 0.1% holds as much of the country’s wealth as the bottom 90% (i.e. almost everyone reading these words).

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One reason Nikki Haley, current US ambassador to a UN she doesn’t believe in, and the former governor of South Carolina, is in such high dudgeon about the UN report is that she exemplifies everything wrong with America. She ran a state with one of the lowest life expectancies in the US and one of the highest infant mortality rates.

Bezos started the year with $100 billion to his name and last report I saw is he now has $142 billion. In a country that has this much poverty it's obscene that he is allowed to have that much money.

Seattle wanted to place a head tax on Amazon and Starbucks to go to funding for the homeless. They both threatened to move out of state if that went through. The city council folded. It'd be one thing if he was paying his workers a living wage, it's enough that he isn't.

Plus Amazon made over $4 billion in profits if not much more, but it paid no taxes on it and even got almost $1 billion in tax return.

The republicans are ramping up their war on the poor by cutting $19 billion from the food stamps program. And Trump is trying to do some magic tricks with all of the departments that help the poor in order to eliminate them completely. Good bye food stamps, utility help during the winter, HUD housing, etc, etc, .....

Trumps supporters will be in for a surprise when they see their grandparents being kicked out of nursing homes across the country.

MAGA!

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@snoopydawg Get me to write a Saturday night rant?

Man, I read that stuff and my blood boils. I didn't realize Bevos had "earned" 42 billion so far this year. What's hard to believe is the percentage of people in this country who fully support that. It's an ideological struggle and a class struggle.

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I didn't realize Bezos had "earned" 42 billion so far this year. What's hard to believe is the percentage of people in this country who fully support that.

"Master loves Harry! Master feeds Harry!" Bad

Some of these need to be "woke". With a Taser.

It's an ideological struggle and a class struggle.

Where we start back at Square -50!

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@thanatokephaloides the libertarian strict constitutional illusion about "freedom" and free markets and limited government ideology stuck so far up their asses they cannot see what's wrong with having trillionaires. They're the ones who will say Bevos earned his money and should be able to "keep" it. Trying to convince them that no one can earn that kind of money is like trying to do a boil transplant yourself.

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@Big Al  
seven days a week, every day since the birth of Christ, they’d still fall short of having “earned” $142 billion.

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Bezos could end world hunger, provide free college education, and a few other things...and still be a billionaire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPcsOF7Gd8E

Paul Jay says the billionaire class is not fit to rule
https://therealnews.com/stories/the-billionaire-class-is-not-fit-to-rule...

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for it. Especially when his employees work in such heinous conditions. Instead of putting in air conditioning he has ambulances on stand by to take them to the hospital. I wonder who has to pay the hospital bill? Him or does he make them enter into workers comp Hell where his doctors that he pays will say that there was nothing wrong with them. BTW, this is the new scam that workers face when they are injured at work. Cut ones arm off? They won't see a missing limb. I wish that I was joking.

As for this ..
They're the ones who will say Bevos earned his money and should be able to "keep" it.
You are absolutely right that people say that. I read comments like that daily. You know that saying: "poorer people don't think that they are poor, they just haven't become millionaires yet."

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And c99 has it's share of outrage. No movement is perfect but will a community like ours push in this direction? That's the question I have for "us".

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That's good. Tactics? Well, that's what's harder to discuss. I read their agenda, didn't listen to the speech. The agenda itself sounds like a political party platform except it's filled with demands instead of planks with explanations as to why they're making those demands.

They make a big deal out of voting, the first section of their agenda is about voting rights, similar to the sixties voting rights efforts for blacks.

•We demand the immediate full restoration and expansion of the Voting Rights Act, an end to racist gerrymandering and redistricting, early registration of 17 and 18 year olds, the implementation of automatic registration to vote at the age of 18, early voting in every state, same-day registration, the enactment of Election Day as a holiday, and a verifiable paper record. We demand the right to vote for the formerly incarcerated.
•We demand the reversal of state laws preempting local governments from passing minimum wage increases, and the removal of Emergency Financial Management positions that are unaccountable to the democratic process.
etc.,
Then they list the demands, such as
•We demand the immediate implementation of federal and state living wage laws that are commensurate for the 21st century economy, guaranteed annual incomes, full employment and the right for all workers to form and join unions.
•We demand an end to anti-union and anti-workers’ rights laws in the states.
•We demand equal pay for equal work.
•We demand fully-funded welfare programs for the poor and an end to the attacks on SNAP, HEAP, and other vital programs for the poor.
etc.

The problematic issue I see involves the agenda behind their voting push, i.e., are they trying to funnel people into voting for the democratic party and basically make this an effort against Trump and the republicans.

Seems like an effort very well suited for a third party push or a movement independent from the election system if that's the way they go. If they don't, it will die with the duopoly. They seem to be relying on trying to effect change by voting within the current system.

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Will voting makes a difference? I have this question too. Consider Alabama's great success...Doug Jones over pedophile Roy Moore. Well, Doug has voted to give wall street less regulation - voting against Dodd -Frank, and voted with the NRA, and voted for more T-rump spying powers, and 80 billion more more for war and out military, and voted against congress reviewing this immortal war in Yemen. Like Jimmy says democrats acting like republicans always lose.

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@Lookout (or the duopoly parties). It's the same situation as with Bernie Sanders, if they can manage to operate outside the duopoly, actually form a new political party or join a current third political party like the Green Party, then maybe we can get somewhere. The two major political parties are completely controlled by the oligarchy/deep state and are not going to be the vehicles for the change we must have.
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we have to seek a new way. My question is the PPC a vehicle? In my state it might be. There is a WA movement...do you know folks involved?

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@Lookout Something I can check on. Portland across the river might have something going on.

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as Rev Barber says - its not about turning red to blue, it is about changing wrong to right.

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That so many Blacks came out to vote for Dougie Jones only to then watch him pass legislation that will hurt them the most has got to be one of the biggest FUs given to them.

Trolling kos today I came across an older diary on the bank deregulation bill that Jones voted for. The diarist asked why they needed the type of democract if they always vote with the republicans and he was given some wishy washy horse sh*t that basically said that they have to vote that way if they want to stay in congress. Meaning that no other democrats would get elected if they didn't vote that way. One of my favorite kos kids, Tuffie will defend blue dawg democrats until he is blue in the face because they give the democrats the majority some times. Seriously Scratch one-s head ?

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@Big Al @Big Al
Oops I've got a new mouse and double posted sorry...

but as to your comment...
didn't listen to the speech

take the time. then see what you think.

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@Lookout  
as a pet, the place to go is here — an animal shelter for tame rats and mice:
http://ratjetoe.info/

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Tiny lives matter, too. And aren't the little guys adorable?

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A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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cures what ails our "System."
@Big Al

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...and the electoral college and super delegates and...

You are correct paper ballots would provide some evidence of the true vote.

Greg has been doing great work on electoral problems as I'm sure you're aware...
http://www.gregpalast.com/

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Nikki took umbrage with the report because she said that he hadn't seen how much things have improved under Trump.

"I can't see one here!" -- the original MIT Dungeon game (the original Zork)

If you're non-rich, things have categorically and unilaterally worsened under Chump. (See also the magazine article linked to in this Essay)

Nikkki Haley is wanting us to see things that clearly don't exist.

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@thanatokephaloides

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/06/22/nikki-haley-damn-the-unhrc-and-t...
https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/haleys-hostility-towards-human...

Stand up Speak out

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Nikki Haley: Damn the UN Human Rights Council and the Rest of You Too

Last week, before threatening US withdrawal, Nikki Haley raged about the UN General Assembly’s latest overwhelming vote condemning Israel’s “excessive use of force” and calling for protection of Palestinians in Gaza: “What makes Gaza different for some is that attacking Israel is their favorite political sport. That’s why we’re here today. The nature of this resolution clearly demonstrates that politics is driving the day.”

Yeah sure it is, Nikki. Calling out Israel's human rights abuses is just politics.

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This says it all right there.

... The UNHRC is stacked with human rights abusers including Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, and, till now, the US itself ...

Psychopaths have no business determining what they can do to their targets and get away with/'normalize'. And it's exactly in this manner that they self-identify most clearly.

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direction is not going to be through protests, but work stoppages. Look at how many teachers went on strike, but only got a few of their demands. Then it was on to the next strike and same outcome. But what if those teachers had all gone out on strike together and others joined them? This would have brought the education system to a halt. Add in the other groups that strike now and again, but don't get anywhere.

We've seen how well protests worked during OWS, BLM and DAPL. The cop thugs came out in force and brutally broke them up. This was because there were more cops with weapons than peaceful protesters. There has to be many more of us than them. And then there has to be a way to keep the cop instigaters out of them.

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seen. Kudos.

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...by which I assume he means a general strike.

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strike. Middle of the week.
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Lauren discusses her arrest this week at the CA Statehouse. She was live streaming other PPC activists protesting at the statehouse. She was standing alone video recording on the opposite balcony from the protesters and a cop comes up to her and arrests her for "unlawful assembly". It was a pretty good interview including video footage of cops acting like Nazi Fascists. Steiner said she was also going to the DC protest.

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Jimmy had another piece with Nick Branna. His movement for a peoples party has partnered with the PPC. Nick does a fair job explaining the PPC, but really fails to explain the 4 evils the campaign is addressing...
Militarism, poverty, racism, and environmental destruction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18pjGTTVFao (14 min)

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based movement. I agree with Bruce Dixon of Black Agenda Report on Barber...https://www.blackagendareport.com/barber-sermon-militarism-reveals-philo...

In Kentucky, he left a bible for the legislators who wouldn't allow the PPC into the capitol building. I would have felt a lot better if he had left copies of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Barber ties democracy to Christianity. We just don't need any more of that.

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the rally starts with first nations song and prayer and declaration of genocide. There are Islamic folks, Jewish, and many others including atheist. Listen for yourself.

It is a moral movement and he calls out false preachers. Sounds like you are uncomfortable with the religious aspect. I'm not religious, but I'm comfortable with the idea of a moral society.

Al didn't listen either, and he's convinced Dr Barber wants to sheepdog us into the dem corral. Wrong. He calls out corporate dems as well as preachers. His speech is 15-20 min and starts about 1 hour 20 min in...if you really want to learn what the campaign is about.

As I often say, perfection is not a human condition. The main complaint in the article you site is that it is ineffective to call people immoral if you want to work with them...I think the idea is to remove those who are immoral (like the Boltons and Cheneys). However, you will notice it is issues which are addressed not individuals. If you listen to the entire rally there are many references to capitalism as a root cause.

Like Bernie's campaign, there is excitement. It has only begun.

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I find that book and the concepts of god, jesus and salvation to be disturbing and divisive. Thus I do not find Barber attractive as a leader of a movement that should be based on the premises of humanism instead of Christianity. We always pay a price when we mix religion into politics.

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@Fishtroller 02

however I bet you didn't listen to him speak for himself. if you had, you wouldn't fear his religion...well maybe?

Bias is bias on both sides. open mindedness is the better approach from my view. we're all entitled to our bias and we all have 'em.

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and that is when I started to get uncomfortable.
Here's the problem. We have a massive infusion of Christians running amok in our government now. And while most people think it's all the fault of the Republicans, it is also due in large part to the Democrats (look up Nancy Pelosi and the Faith Democrats) and Barack Obama (who also had evangelicals lay hands on him in the Oval Office and participated in prayers there). The only way we are going to reverse this dangerous path we are walking on called theocracy is to remind the American people that it is the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that should be referred to for ALL issues of our society and democracy. NOT THE BIBLE.

Barber is an MLK knock off wanna be. I don't trust his motives and I think people are hanging their hats on something that will further erode separation of church and state (there is not much of a wall left).

And may I remind you that Jesus used slavery as a metaphor for man's relationship to god. I don't find that kind of thinking conducive to solving the issues of poverty or racism or anything much else. The bible is NOT a guide to morality, and certainly not something we should look to as a standard. Barber left that bible in KY as a message to legislators.... to me it clinched my reasons for being uncomfortable with his rise in power. You can call it 'bias', I call it being a watchdog against theocracy.

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I have no interest in a theocracy. We've tried it before. They called it the dark ages.

I don't see this as a christian movement, but a moral one. Yes, it is being led by a christian. You of course must be true to yourself and your perceptions and act as you see best...as I must....and as Dr Barber must.

I'm gonna keep on a walkin' keep on a talkin' and marchin' on to freedom land.

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