Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Other Americas...

Brennan suggests the best qualities of America:

We are not an assimilative, homogeneous society, but a facilitative, pluralistic one, in which we must be willing to abide someone else’s unfamiliar or even repellent practice because the same tolerant impulse protects our own idiosyncrasies.
- Justice Brennan in Michael H. v. Gerald D., 491 U.S. 110 (1989)
I'm a very judgmental person, but it's good to celebrate others for who they are, not who we want them to be. I'll try to remember that.

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