• quotations

“We seemingly tolerate a rising level of violence that ignores our common humanity and our claims to civilization alike. We calmly accept newspaper reports of civilian slaughter in far off lands. We glorify killing on movie and television screens and call it entertainment. We make it easy for men of all shades of sanity to acquire weapons and ammunition they desire.”

–Robert F. Kennedy, 1967

“All of the amazing people in the world will always outnumber the criminals.”

Anna Weiland, 10 years old, March 29, 2017

“An individual has not started living fully until they can rise above the narrow confines of individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of humanity. Every person must decide at some point, whether they will walk in light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. What are you doing for others?”

–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Poetry cleanses by telling the truth. At least good poetry does. It tells the truth through an economy of words and by naming difficult and inaccessible feelings.”

Peter W. Marty

“The poet’s job is to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, in such a beautiful way that people cannot live without it.”

–Jane Kenyon, poet

“Health care may not be a human right, but the lack of universal health coverage in a wealthy democracy is a severe, unjustifiable, and unnecessary human wrong.”

–David Frum, a speech writer for George W. Bush

MILITARY SPENDING BY COUNTRY in New York Times March 22, 2017

USA $596 billion……China $215 billion……..Saudi Arabia $87 billion…..

Russia $66 billion …… Britain $55 billion……India $51 billion