"Too often when we talk about racial healing, we make the old assumption that government can heal the racial divide. … Republicans and Democrats – red, yellow, black and white – have to understand that we must individually, all of us, accept our share of responsibility. … It does not happen by dividing us into racial groups. It does not happen by trying to turn rich against poor or by using the politics of fear. It does not happen by reducing our values to the lowest common denominator. And friends, it does not happen by asking Americans to accept what’s immoral and wrong in the name of tolerance. "
J. C. Watts, Jr.
(1957- ) US Congressman from Oklahoma (R), former quarterback in the Canadian Football League
Feb. 5, 1997
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4 stars!
 -- Al, North Hollywood     
    Oops. 5!
     -- A     
    ABSOLUTELY ! ! !  We hold this truth to be self evident to those that do not have a politically correct prejudice of blame and shame.  To the conversation, what in reality is racial healing??? Can one heal from their personal color of birth?  Socialists (communist to fascist, progressives to neocons, Democrats to Republicans, etc.) would divide to conquer. Racism, now only by the slightest of indication or definition, has expanded in meaning to include the shaming of those, by whatever degree, speak ill of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land's dogma of enslavement.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    10 Stars if possible.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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     -- Ronw13, ID      
    We need to eliminate racism, and become an integrated arrangement of acceptance.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
    There is no way to legislate morality without tyranny.  'Prejudice' is merely a personal opinion treated as fact.  All of us are capable of being prejudicial, and all of us are capable of overcoming it.  Ignore it at your own peril.  I don't believe everything that comes into my head  I do endeavor to discern rightly, honestly and compassionately.  It is a personal moral code  a path and the way to Truth and Happiness. 
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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