“My conscience won’t let me [do it]” – Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, in 1967, refusing to fight in the Vietnam War, on pain of imprisonment:

“My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father. … Shoot them for what? How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.”
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This is what America and the world needs – people prepared to sacrifice for honor and integrity; to stand up against lies and injustice, no matter what the price.

Stop the wars of aggression for corporate profits;

Stop the foreclosures based on a fraudulent money system;

Stop the hidden taxation of working class people through inflation caused by monopolists.

We need men and women who are ready to stop following orders they know to be unjust.

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