Monday, December 17, 2007

"Their fight is our fight"

(The time stamp on this post has been changed from 12/15 to 12/17 to give the post more current main page placement. JinC)

Most of the rest of this post is taken from one I published this past October.

One of the reasons I admire Hoover Institute fellow Thomas Sowell is because he so often writes things like the following:

Much was made of the fact that these Duke students came from affluent families. Lucky for them - and for us. Not everyone has an extra million dollars lying around to fight off false accusations. Their fight is our fight.

What you just read is the last paragraph of Sowell's column following NC Attorney General Roy Cooper’s finding that David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann were “innocent.”

Can you imagine N&O editorial page editor Steve Ford, H-S editor Bob Ashley, Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, and Duke Professors Wahneema Lubiano and Orin Starn writing anything like that?

I can't. They’re too self-seeking and filled with envy.

None of them have the generosity of spirit, fairness and wisdom which led Sowell to conclude: “Their fight is our fight.”

Sowell's entire column is here. It's a "don't miss."

Hat tip: The Johnsville News

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

John:

Amen.

Ken
Dallas

JWM said...

Ken,

I greatly appreciate your comments.

I want to say more about that soon.

For now, if you see this comment, please let me know.

Best,

John

Anonymous said...

"if you see this comment"

Locked and loaded, John.

Ken
Dallas

Ghandiji said...

How did the N & O manage to be the ONLY paper to be granted an interview with the 'victim'?

Who arranged this?

And why were there no interviews with other media afterwards?

Ralph Phelan said...

"Their fight is our fight."
- Thomas Sowell

"If police officers and a district attorney can systematically railroad us with absolutely no evidence whatsoever, I can't imagine what they'd do to people who do not have the resources to defend themselves."
- Reade Seligman

Yet the most of the left and the "civil rights" establishment missed the above. It would almost make you think that making things better for the "little guy" isn't really their primary concern....