I posted the following on Maureen Downey’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog, “Get Schooled,” on March 1, 2015:
“To Those who do not see the issue confronting teachers in Georgia with the same eyes as I do:
This issue finally comes down to philosophy, not economics, not education, and not legalities. It comes down to the question of whether we see ourselves, and see all other human beings on Earth, as equal to ourselves or whether we see some human beings as superior and others as inferior.
Like Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jesus Christ, I believe that we are all equal in the sight of God, and, therefore, we are our brothers’ keepers. I do not believe that we were meant to be isolated from one another on a planet in which “survival of the fittest” rules pragmatically and its mantra of “Every man and woman for him/herself” becomes the philosophy of all living beings. We are spiritually better souls, and smarter human beings in terms of sustaining human survival, if we pool our resources and if we understand that together, under God, we can change the trajectory of the world’s course from narrow self-interests to love of humanity, as a whole.”