“HAPPY 104 BIRTHDAY DAD FROM YOUR 70-YEAR-OLD SON NORMAN. I KNOW YOU TO BE STRONG AND FULL OF WISDOM AND THAT LOOK OF DETERMINATION ON YOUR FACE SAYS TO ME “IT’s GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN COVID-19 TO STOP YOU NOW” LOVE YOU DAD, norm dds.“
PROGRESS THROUGH THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS
The real hero of this struggle is the American Negro. His actions and protests, his courage to risk safety and even to risk his life, have awakened the conscience of this Nation. His demonstrations have been designed to call attention to injustice, designed to provoke change, designed to stir reform.
He has called upon us to make good the promise of America. And who among us can say that we would have made the same progress were it not for his persistent bravery, and his faith in American democracy.
For at the real heart of the battle for equality is a deep-seated belief in the democratic process. Equality depends not on the force of arms or tear gas but upon the force of moral right; not on recourse to violence but on respect for law and order.
There have been many pressures upon your President and there will be others as the days come and go. But I pledge you tonight that we intend to fight this battle where it should be fought: in the courts, and in the Congress, and in the hearts of men.
We must preserve the right of free speech and the right to free assembly. But the right of free speech does not carry with it, as has been said, the right to holler fire in a crowded theater. We must preserve the right to free assembly, but free assembly does not carry with it the right to block public thoroughfares to traffic.
- JOE MADISON “The Black Eagle”— August 13, 2020
” There is more effort put on voting restrictions than there is owning a gun….because the real power in the United States of America is really in your hands as a voter… that is where the real power is..that’s where you can either hire or fire someone who makes a law….someone who controls the budget…someone who controls the judicial system….that vote quite honestly you can tell how powerful it is…”
“You can tell how powerful it is it is powerful…that’s why when African Americans went and fought the right to get to vote they stood in our way….that is why we are looking at voter suppression in various states….“
“if it wasn’t powerful if it wasn’t important…I’ll say it again as I said 5 year ago, it is as true today as it was 5 years ago they wouldn’t try to keep it from us….. that is a fact an absolute fact…..”
“if it wasn’t important they would not beat John Lewis over the head, if it wasn’t important they wouldn’t shoot or kill those students who went down to Philadelphia, Mississippi to register people to VOTE.“
“if it wasn’t important they wouldn’t be blowing up Churches….that is an absolute fact”
We do have a right to protest, and a right to march under conditions that do not infringe the constitutional rights of our neighbors. And I intend to protect all those rights as long as I am permitted to serve in this office.
We will guard against violence, knowing it strikes from our hands the very weapons which we seek–progress, obedience to law, and belief in American values.
In Selma, as elsewhere we seek and pray for peace. We seek order. We seek unity. But we will not accept the peace of stifled rights or the order imposed by fear, or the unity that stifles protest. For peace cannot be purchased at the cost of liberty.
In Selma tonight, as in every–and we had a good day there–as in every city, we are working for a just and peaceful settlement. We must all remember that after this speech I am making tonight, after the police and the FBI and the Marshals have all gone, and after you have promptly passed this bill, the people of Selma and the other cities of the Nation must still live and work together. And when the attention of the Nation has gone elsewhere they must try to heal the wounds and to build a new community.
This cannot be easily done on a battleground of violence, as the history of the South itself shows. It is in recognition of this that men of both races have shown such an outstandingly impressive responsibility in recent days–last Tuesday, again today,
I wrote and published in youarewithinthenorms.com April 14, 2020:
” We are at War, and Oral Health will likely be the key to controlling the Novel Corona Virus COVID-19. Yet we have ordered a valued regiment of our healthcare armed forces home (on the sidelines). Contributing to this misguided short sidedness are both CDC and the World Health Organization and their failure to mobilize those who are knowledgable of oral diseases such as dental practitioners in the testing, detection, and prevention of COVID-19 during this pandemic. Thus, resulting in prolonging this War and causing unnecessary disastrous outcomes.“(1)
“WE NEED PRESIDENT JOSEPH BIDEN TO IMPLEMENT A FEDERAL COORDINATED” RESPONSE,
As an owner of an independent small pharmacy and also a dentist and many folks like me who are licensed healthcare providers we have reached out to help fight this pandemic and have been ignored and dismissed. While at the same time watching helplessly, family members, friends getting ill and some dying, and that’s not just only Covid.
What’s going on in America, are we not seen as people too? I am a licensed pharmacist in Florida and owner of Pronto Pharmacy LLC in Tampa Florida. My daughter Andenika Adams is a licensed Pharmacist in Florida, Michigan,( lives in Lake Wadsworth, Il ) and certified to give vaccinations. My Brother Erlin Clement Jr. is also a Pharmacist able to give the vaccination.
EVEN OUR CONGRESSPERSON(S) ARE GETTING THE RUNAROUND
I recently wrote my Congresspersons here in Florida Congressman Alfred Lawson (D) (Tallahassee/Jacksonville) and long time friend, and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D) Tampa, Fl.
We need a Federal coordinated response in vaccinating against the COVID-19 virus. This is what is wrong with the vaccination program in America and why we have the poorest roll out. We cater to the big shots and dismiss and underestimate, under value and marginalized the independent own pharmacies especially black folk in certain neighborhoods. Read this article on Big Chains:
I can honestly say they have reached out, inquired, and have gotten a lethargic response from the state government.
BELOW IS A MUST-SEE VIDEO LINK FROM CNN ON PHARMACY DESERTS
TWO SYSTEMS OF HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA
What we can observe from this above video broadcast by CNN on Pharmacy deserts in this west Chicago neighborhood of Austin, is no accident. This is the by-product of long-term targeting of black-owned pharmacies by DEA and the State of Illinois, Under the Guides of Good Faith Dispensing which are being very loosely interpreted by State and Federal Agents. They have been able to shut down nearly all independently own Black-pharmacies.
FOR NOW, YOU ARE WITHIN THE NORMS