Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"The Quality of Intent..."

Yesterday, Heidi Li Feldman, a professor (a full one) at Georgetown Law School, had a moving essay posted at No Quarter, "The Quality of Intent: What is really at stake in the 2008 Election." It begins with this quote:
“What is the quality of your intent?

Certain people have a way of saying things that shake us at the core. Even when the words do not seem harsh or offensive, the impact is shattering. What we could be experiencing is the intent behind the words. When we intend to do good, we do. When we intend to do harm, it happens. What each of us must come to realize is that our intent always comes through. We cannot sugarcoat the feelings in our heart of hearts. The emotion is the energy that motivates. We cannot ignore what we really want to create. We should be honest and do it the way we feel it. What we owe to ourselves and everyone around is to examine the reasons of our true intent.”
–attributed to Thurgood Marshall

This is an outstanding essay, and Professor Feldman sums up beautifully what so may of us feel about the Democratic Party and how it has betrayed us. I will be writing a post shortly, but felt this piece was important to share. So, click on the title, and you will be taken to "The Quality of Intent..."

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