Sunday, January 6, 2013

Quote for the Day: Joan Walsh at Salon on Democracy as Extension of Basic Rights

One way I think about the march of human progress is that over time, we’ve managed to extend basic rights and certain privileges once reserved for the rich to the non-rich. Politically, in this country that meant expanding voting rights gradually, from white men who met certain qualifications, to all white men, to black men, to women, and then, with the Voting Rights Act, to every adult. 

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