Thursday, September 6, 2012
And a fine act it was. Amongst the speeches last night was Sister Simone Campbell's gem in a class all its own. Sister Simone, one of the "Nuns on the Bus", brought the crowd to their feet cheering and applauding time after time. She dared to mention the P-word and tell stories of the struggles of the people who live in poverty. The plight of the poor, which was not much mentioned in the course of the DNC, stands as a challenge to us all. The "We" in "We the people...." declare to each of us that not one of us stands alone, that I am my sister's keeper; I am my brother's keeper. As the Founding Father Ben Franklin said, "If we don't hang together, by Heavens we shall hang separately". The words were true then, and the words are true now. Sister Simone served as the conscience of the convention.