I was born into this experiment we call democracy on Sept. 8, 1925 in the tiny town of Pineville, Mississippi. When I was 17, and World War II was underway, I enlisted in the Navy. In March of 1946 I returned to the United States after many months in the South Pacific. When I walked off the ship at Terminal Island, I wanted to get down and kiss the ground. I have some inkling of what the poet meant when he said: “Breathes there the man with soul so dead Who never to himself has said, This is my own,...Read More
Author: Inman Moore
“I am a member of no organized party. I am a Democrat.” These famous words were first spoken by Will Rogers, the cowboy philosopher and newspaper columnist of the 1920s who died in a plane crash in 1935 at the age of 55. Even today, or especially today, there remains much truth in Rogers’ words. In terms of being the best organized group, the Democratic Party would certainly rank very low. It is all over the map. The California Democratic Party has just concluded its annual convention, which was held in Sacramento. To attend the party convention was to...Read More
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