I have a mandate

The Australian Independent Media Network


In 1963, when Martin Luther King articulated his dream for the future of his children, he touched the hearts and minds of people around the world.  He spoke of a world of equal opportunity for all, a world where children would be nurtured, a world where people would be safe and free from hatred and intolerance.

He spoke of the shameful situation where, 100 years after emancipation, “the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.”

As I listened to this speech again, I could not help but compare it to the vision, or lack thereof, from our current government.  “I have a mandate” does not quite have the same ring to it.  Aiming to leave our children debt free seems such a paltry goal, one that is naively unattainable and questionably desirable.

Where is the plan for the country…

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