Heroine and "Mom" of the Civil Rights Movement, Rosa Parks, has passed on; The official count of US soldiers KIA has reached 2000; and today marks the 3 year anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the life of Minnisota progressive Paul Wellstone and members of his family and staff. All of them took a hard swallow and jumped into the foray of activism. Whether the soldier, willing to give life and liberty, believing foremost in the idealistic goal of protecting country and countrymen; the politician, willing to stretch the boundaries of "acceptable" political discourse; or the brave young civil rights activist, willing to risk at least ridicule and perhaps violence in order to take a stand for justice, each one is the American we should strive to be, as well. What have you done today?
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