Promoting Tolerance, Acceptance, and Freedom
|About:||This is the election of our lifetimes.|
Barack Obama has raised more money from more small donors than any candidate in history. We all know that he has refused to take PAC and lobbyist money, and that he has declined public financing.
John McCain's campaign, with its staff made up of some of Washington's most powerful lobbyists, not only accepts such donations but also took public financing -- theoretically limiting its fundraising ability. But the Republican Party, using a campaign finance loophole conveniently left in place by "maverick" John McCain is out-fundraising the Democrats and even Barack, and using that money -- as well as the "donations" of the anti-Democratic 527 groups, to fight the Obama movement of change.
There are more Democrats than there are Republicans. There are more people making middle income than there are rich people. There are more people wondering how to fill their gas tanks, pay their mortgages or rent, and keep their health insurance than there are people wondering whether to spend the upcoming holidays at their condo in Aspen or their ranch in Arizona.
Use the power of our numbers. Even if it's only ten dollars, support Barack Obama's historic campaign. We can make "Yes, we can!" become "Yes, we did!"
forwardthinking has created a fundraising page at the Barack Obama official campaign website. We'll all be giving -- we hope you will, too.
WELCOME POST AND RULES
What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label "Liberal? "If by "Liberal" they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer's dollar, then ... we are not that kind of "Liberal." But if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal." John F. Kennedy[September 14, 1960]
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision. ~Lynn Lavner
"I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually." James Baldwin Notes of a Native Son
"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still." Franklin D. Roosevelt
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Martin Luther King Jr.
I swear to the Lord
I still can't see
Why Democracy means
Everybody but me.
It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less. ~Susan B. Anthony
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin, in the Penn. Assembly - Reply To Governor
"Poverty is the worst form of violence." Mahatma Gandhi
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation." (Martin Luther King, Jr., Wall Street Journal, November 13, 1962)
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