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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

4 responses to “Senator Whitehouse invokes Roger Williams during Sessions confirmation hearings”

  1. salgal

    Hello??? Senator Whitehouse? Did I just watch your doppelganger question Sessions in this video or was it you? Cause here at home in the Ocean State, the biggest threat to our already fragile environment is the looming threat of CREC, the fracked gas and diesel burning power plant that Invenergy is dying to build in Burrillville. And you remain frighteningly quiescent on the whole possibility. WHAT’S THE DEAL, Senator?

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  2. cailin rua

    Did Whitehouse take him to task over Whitehouse’s favorite due process stripping tool, asset forfeiture? No . . .

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  3. Nancy Green

    I’m so glad I voted for him.

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  4. Whitehouse wins Secular Coalition for America award for questioning Sessions

    […] “during the confirmation hearings for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Senator asked a question pertaining explicitly to secular Americans.” The SCA observed that “by referencing […]

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