Monday, October 24, 2005

Rosa Parks, Dead at 92.

Considered the one responsible for inspiring the modern Civil Rights movement, by a simple yet historically imperative act of defiance of unjust laws, Rosa Lee Parks has passed away in her home at age 92 of natural causes.

Its kind of funny, I just got off of a another thread with an individual where we debated and conversed about civil rights and particularly Brown vs. Board of Ed. As soon as I was done posting, I click over to Fox news to read that Rosa Parks has died. Wow. Her actions on that day back in 1955 is a perfect example of demanding ones just rights, resisting unjust laws while still accepting the consequences of that resistance. I always believed that it was staged by the NAACP as a means of protest(not that it was a bad thing if it were), similar to the lunch counter sit-ins, but according to Mrs. Parks,
"...the real reason of my not standing up was I felt that I had a right to be treated as any other passenger. We had endured that kind of treatment for too long."
Amen to that.

We need to all be like Rosa Parks, not in the sense of demanding civil rights but in demanding a fair, just and accountable government. Right now our freedoms are at stake, not from Jihadists, radical Muslims, or even communists-socialists but from our very own government, which continues to get bigger and bigger, and bigger. Taking away our hard earned resources in order to fund their own pet projects, initiatives, and feed their coffers. We all have to get tired of it and demand justice! I think Paul Jacob sums it up nicely in a recent op-ed on

Our government, whether Republican or Democrat is not looking out for us. Most of our publicly elected officials are not in it for the best interest of the people but for their own individual interests. Mr. Jacobs article is a perfect example of this.

More Blogs on Rosa Parks:
Lashawn Barber's Corner

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