Friday, September 14, 2007

A Real Patriot and Leader

You know, Barbara Jordan, former Representative from Texas is one of my greatest heroes. Barbara Lee, current Representative from another state (I forget which) is well worthy of carrying Jordan's legacy of courage and speaking out for what's right when it needs to be spoken...and following those words with actions.Six years ago, today, Lee was the sole vote against pre-emptive military action against Iraq, and today remains a staunch opponent to our occupation of that country.

This is the speech she gave on the floor of the House of Representatives six years ago. It is just as pertinant today, if not more so.

1 comment:

Trouble said...

I dont know much about Barbara Jordan, but the name is very familiar. i will do some reading on her and will do another reply.