Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Human Rights Day

It's the 60th anniversary of the UN General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

[R]ecognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world...

A lovely promise.

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December 10 is a day on which to reflect and recommit to the defense of those inalienable rights. As with so much else in life, the soundest approach is to begin by cleaning one's own house.

Meteor Blades has for a long time been the only front-page poster at Daily Kos for whom my respect and appreciation is unconditional. His post today, which puts in perspective former president Jimmy Carter's public advice to Obama on human rights, is typically worthwhile.



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