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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:34 pm    Post subject: John Lewis has passed. RIP

John Lewis just passed. Great and brave man.

RIP, give a big hello to Elijah Cummings. Wish you could have both lasted to see Trump excised from the WH.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:44 pm    Post subject:

God. God bless that great man. He is one one of the greatest Americans this nation has ever been blessed with. God love him and grant him eternal peace.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:44 pm    Post subject:

Among the greatest of Americans.

Rest in peace, Mr. Lewis.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:46 pm    Post subject:

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Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.

https://twitter.com/repjohnlewis/status/1011991303599607808
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:54 pm    Post subject:

RIP

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:54 pm    Post subject:

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To the extent that this country is a democracy, it took people like John Lewis to make it one. Rest in peace, rest in power.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:56 pm    Post subject:

They need to rename that damn bridge after him.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:00 pm    Post subject:

Imagine a South where there are statues of John Lewis in every town as opposed to a bunch of traitors.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:01 pm    Post subject:

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They need to rename that damn bridge after him.


I believe I heard on the news it's in the works to do just that.

Gone but never forgotten. John Robert Lewis will be in American History books. RIP
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:02 pm    Post subject:

Damn . . . as a people, we can't afford to lose great people like him.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:35 pm    Post subject:

As true a hero as our country has seen.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:40 pm    Post subject:

Never be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:32 pm    Post subject:

SweetP wrote:
They need to rename that damn bridge after him.


Should have been done a long time ago and when he was still alive instead of keeping another @&$?!@! tribute up to a KKK grand dragon.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:42 pm    Post subject:

This felt imminent, but it's no less tragic. On a personal note, this is how he felt about equal rights for the LGBTQ community:

"I’ve heard the reasons for opposing civil marriage for same-sex couples. Cut through the distractions, and they stink of the same fear, hatred, and intolerance I have known in racism and in bigotry. I have fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation.”

RIP to an American icon, and thank you for your service, sir.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:01 am    Post subject:

RIP to a visionary leader and humanitarian.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:57 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
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John Lewis
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Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.

https://twitter.com/repjohnlewis/status/1011991303599607808


A great quote for this time in history. RIP to a great man full of courage and heart -- something sadly lacking in many of our politicians.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:35 am    Post subject:

DancingBarry wrote:
SweetP wrote:
They need to rename that damn bridge after him.


Should have been done a long time ago and when he was still alive instead of keeping another @&$?!@! tribute up to a KKK grand dragon.


And after they rename the bridge, the first thing the new congress should do (after retaking the Senate and the White House) is to restore and expand the "Voting Rights Act" and name it after John Lewis. And make it permanent and not something that needs to be renewed.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:05 am    Post subject:

RIP

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:11 am    Post subject:

A reminder that John Lewis saw through John Roberts' record on civil rights before Roberts was confirmed as Supreme Court Justice, that Roberts wrote the decision that gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act in order to better ensure white conservative supremacy, and that a bill to restore the VRA sits on Mitch McConnell's desk after being passed through the House while McConnell cries crocodile tears in public over Rep. Lewis' passing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:19 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
A reminder that John Lewis saw through John Roberts' record on civil rights before Roberts was confirmed as Supreme Court Justice, that Roberts wrote the decision that gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act in order to better ensure white conservative supremacy, and that a bill to restore the VRA sits on Mitch McConnell's desk after being passed through the House while McConnell cries crocodile tears in public over Rep. Lewis' passing.


That's just it: "Whites" are not supreme (or superior) to anybody else, as evidenced by how much they have to stack the deck against "non-whites"...in order to maintain their "superior" status.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:53 am    Post subject:

RIP Mr. Lewis. One of the greatest American citizens in history. Devoted his life to creating a more perfect union. Unfortunately, there are peaks and valleys in that pursuit that the public are forced to tread.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:16 am    Post subject:

Wilt wrote:
Imagine a South where there are statues of John Lewis in every town as opposed to a bunch of traitors.


Amen.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:30 pm    Post subject:

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"I believe race is too heavy a burden to carry into the 21st century. It's time to lay it down. We all came here in different ships, but now we're all in the same boat" -
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That says it all.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:04 pm    Post subject:

There goes an American hero. RIP
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:41 am    Post subject:

Sitting here for some reason John Lewis crossed my mind. I've seen, heard and been around civil rights leaders of different races and times. John Lewis was the kind of man that reminded me of how I chose my church home.

I'd visited many churches and denominations. Episcopal, Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal-Holiness, Protestant, to name a few.

Churches I visited the ministers just didn't seem believable. My impression was they were on a job not in a pulpit.

When I walked into the sanctuary of the Church Of God In Christ in Los Angeles I honestly felt like a spirit physically grabbed me. I knew I was home. Bishop Charles E Blake's delivery impressed me. He seemed to believe what he was saying.

That's what I got from John Lewis, I felt him believable. He didn't sound or act like a man trying to make an impression. He impressed me as a man saying what he meant and believing what he said.

Mr. Lewis was a man of vision and honor. I don't see his like in the House of Representatives. He's irreplaceable. I hope he's replicated by someone in the House.
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