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Sep
2005

A Moral Moment

When the corpses of American citizens are floating in toxic floodwaters five days after a hurricane strikes, it is time to hold the leaders of our nation accountable for the failures that have taken place.

By Al Gore
AlterNet

Posted September 13, 2005 .

Ed. note: The following is a transcript of a speech given by former Vice President Al Gore at Sierra Club's National Environmental Convention and Expo in San Francisco on Sept. 9.

I know that you are deeply concerned, as I am, about the direction in which our country has been moving. About the erosion of social capital. About the lack of respect for a very basic principle, and that is that we, as Americans, have to put ourselves and our ability to seek out the truth because we know it will make us free. And then on the basis of truth, as we share it to the best of our abilities with one another, we act to try to form a more perfect union and provide for the general welfare and make this country worthy of the principles upon which it was founded.

[...] Read the rest at: //www.alternet.org/story/25349/

See //www.bringthemhomenowtour.org/ for updates about the Bring Them Home Now Tour from Camp Casey, Crawford, Texas to Washington DC.


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