why i read today
I participated today because I believe the filibuster is an important senate tradition which must be upheld to promote constructive dialouge and to protect minority political rights. Today I read a speech called "Beyond Vietnam" by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to the fact that it was written by a prolific author, this speech was meaningful to me because of its many pertinent messages to politics today, in particular the call to a shift in national values. In closing, I want to thank everyone who organized this - Megan and Ona especially. Come and read something - it's a beautiful day!