Thursday, December 9, 2010

Human Rights Day

In honor of the true day recognized universally since 1948 (not in January for a three-day weekend)

December 10 is Human Rights Day.  Defined as "respect for human rights is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."

This is one of my favorite quotes:

"I promised my God I would do it."  Abraham Lincoln's journal entry on the day he issued the Emancipation Proclaimation.

Many live in slavery, even if you don't see their chains or shackles.

Loneliness.  Poverty.  Abuse.  Even the slavery of just good old fashioned bad choices.