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At the bottom of the heart of every human being there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered and witnessed, that is good and not evil will be done to her. It is this above all that is sacred in every human life.
– Simone Weil
On this Independence Day, how should we judge ourselves?
A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones.
― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
When I came across these words by Nelson Mandela, I recalled similar words that I had seen at the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.