"History has proven time and time again that politicians do a horrible job of keeping themselves accountable when no one is looking. It’s time for us to not only fight for democracy overseas, but become active participators in our democracy here at home."
"The First Amendment must continue to work, and that will only if those that desire to lead this nation are willing to further tolerance and freedom of religion. Romney missed out on the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to be a leader for a diverse, multifaith group called America."
"At the root of our society is a carefree desire, a daydream that will never become reality. We are a broken society, one hell-bent on not ruffling the feathers of organizations. All the while people suffer silence, suffer lack of healthcare, and suffer the indignation of the political elite—to name a few."
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"We have allowed our differences to become reasons to hate and disparage the other, all the while pharisaically carrying our moral heads high."
"My greatest fear is that our soldiers, dead and buried, receive only a fleeting remembrance, effectively bastardizing their ultimate sacrifice."
"The politics of my graduation is quite simple: I am among the few in this world that has had the chance to go higher and higher, and until all have that same right education will remain a privileged power."
"The only Ten Commandments that should be displayed in Narrows High School are those we call the First Ten Amendments to the Bill of Rights...Chiseled into the stone of our foundation, handed down by our forebears, this First Amendment keeps us thriving, even in the face of overwhelming irony."
"The General Assembly of North Carolina has become intoxicated and maligned with such bigotry and hate that they are willing to limit the rights of heterosexuals. It's time to take a stand against this show of vitriolic demonization of our common humanity."
"May we think with our hearts in our minds, and see that all people deserve and must receive a live-giving education."
"Fear plays upon the human psyche deterring it from embracing and discovering how the “other” can enhance humanity."