“It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.” – Maya Angelou
*** I started writing this post yesterday. I had to set it aside to deal with a family issue.***
Most of the liberties we enjoy were not always available in many democracies. They came into being after much protests, outcries.
- The freedom of slaves happened after the civil war
- In 1920 women finally had the right to vote in America after the nineteenth amendment was passed in congress
- In 1964 President Lyndon signed the civil rights act
- In 2015 gay marriage was made final in the Supreme Court held in a 5–4 decision that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all states to grant same-sex marriages.
So dear reader most civil liberties only came to be only after much protest, petitions, court battles.