Friday, December 13, 2013

"We are this close -- this close! -- to losing
our democracy to the mercenary class"

Award-winning journalist Bill Moyers says America's social contract has to cover everyone, not just the wealthy.

He quotes Justice William J. Brennan, who said:
"We do not yet have justice, equal and practical, for the poor, for the members of minority groups, for the criminally accused, for the displaced persons of the technological revolution, for alienated youth, for the urban masses .... Ugly inequities continue to mar the face of the nation. We are surely nearer the beginning than the end of the struggle."
Read the Brennan Center's full transcript of the speech here. A portion of it also appeared as an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times.


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