COMMON CAUSE: Karen Hobert Flynn, Paul S. Ryan, Allegra Chapman – The nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to serve as U.S. Attorney General is a threat to many of our nationâ€™s most cherished ideals of democracy. His actions and publicly stated views are out of touch with our nationâ€™s citizens, its laws, and with the Constitution.
TOM H. HASTINGS – Democracy, said Winston Churchill, is the worst form of governmentâ€”except for all the rest. This is also true for nonviolence. When people are victims of injustice, especially a violent injustice, a violent response is easy to justify. â€œIâ€™m not going to sit still while someone attacks me,â€ is quite reasonable. But the consequences of our actions are worth considering.