Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 22, 2010, Noon
Colorado State Capitol, Denver
200 East Colfax Avenue (West Steps) – Denver, CO. 80203
Do you remember when President John F. Kennedy said, “Ich ben ein Berliner”? I do.
“Two thousand years ago the proudest boast was civis Romanus sum [I am a Roman citizen]. Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is ‘Ich bin ein Berliner!’… All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words ‘Ich bin ein Berliner!’”
Today it’s “Ich ben ein Wisconsinite,” for we are ALL Wisconsinites in today’s struggler for fairness, for the middle class, for the right to self-determination, and for the right to work for fair wages and working conditions.
Those in our nation who would reduce us all to servitude to the oligarchs, to beg for fair wages and working conditions, to demand that we not only accept American fascism but like it are living in an alternative reality of their own creation.
Americans WILL stand tall and shout, WE WILL NOT GO BACK.
We will see you all tomorrow and we will join hands in SOLIDARITY with Wisconsinites and our union brothers and sisters.