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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:55 PM

The Giant Life of Elijah Cummings

https://www.theringer.com/2019/10/17/20919761/representative-elijah-cummings-obituary?fbclid=IwAR2ycu_tI4hV4i_dw5jNhV5EbvRGPk94qSRNIXCHJnqfcMMTqqXOgzZDDUI


The Giant Life of Elijah Cummings
Remembering the conscience of Congress, who died Thursday at age 68
By Tyler Tynes Oct 17, 2019, 4:56pm EDT


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Cummings was a voice of unsurpassed moral clarity, a champion of the prevailing idea that equality was promised to every person, and a defender of that truth. He embodied traits that should be enviable to all our public servants. He was a conscience in Congress. A man who led with compassion and argued for the betterment of American life with the fire of a prosecutor and the ordained dogma of a preacher.

The poet Maya Angelou once wrote that, “When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and even elephants lumber after safety.” That is to say, when giants of this ilk tumble, we all hear it. His life was too monumental. His fight too steadfast. Our political process will look different without Elijah Cummings. The man kind enough to chat with a boy on a spring day and regale in a simple joke to make him remember his face. The man with fire in his bones to ask America about itself with a grace from the political dais we may never see again.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:15 PM

1. K & R!

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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:17 PM

2. K and R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:18 PM

3. Sometimes I wonder if we'll recognize true moral greatness anymore--

After the materialism, selfishness, and greed celebrated by Trump and his cultists.

But it's good to know that Elijah kept the faith that it matters until his dying breath.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:53 PM

4. I hope so.

Trumpsky falls short by every measurement of what a good, let alone great, president should be.

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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:01 PM

5. KnR

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