In America five Supreme Court justices ruled:
Corporations are people, and
Money is free speech.
In America money buys elections, power and influence.
In America democracy is at risk.
In America there is no better example of that risk than the office of Chicago's mayor.
In Chicago public school control is in the mayor's office. In Chicago Mayor Rahm has closed nearly a 100 community schools to make way for his new charter schools.
In Chicago parents have no say in electing the school board, and local Black schools and the teachers in those schools are targets.
Power corrupts, and a mayor with absolute power over the school board corrupts completely. There is no greater threat to democracy than absolute power. The American Declaration of Independence states: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." When you denied Americans the right to an elected school board you cut away their aspirations as a free people. I argue Chicago is out of control and morally and democratically corrupt. Every day Chicago denies it's citizens the right to elect their own school board it threatens the people's right to be free. I argue that Mayor Rham would not be able to close local public schools at will with an elected school board that has to answer to the public. Chicago is a city that threatens the life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of its citizens.
Now Dyett parents have taken to hunger strike. Jitu Brown the moral leader of Journey 4 Justice said: "We are here today because we have been pushed to the point of putting our bodies on the line to say, "Enough is enough!" We are tired of the destabilizing of our schools. "
Enough is Enough America!
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