“Justice,” Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed, “is the public face of Love.” For far too long it has not smiled upon many of the people in this Nation. That needs to change with great speed. It should smile upon everyone, without exception.
It cannot smile upon Mass Incarceration victims. When working families cannot earn a Living Wage, justice does not smile. When children in poor communities fail to get a decent education, justice does not smile. When the rich buy elections, justice does not smile. Whenever racism gets promoted by elected officials, justice does not smile. When communities of color suffer discrimination, justice does not smile. When LGBTQ citizens suffer discrimination, justice does not smile. When our government breaks its word to our Dreamers, justice does not smile. When corporations have more power than our communities, justice does not smile. When Global Warming threatens our children’s future, justice does not smile. Yet justice must smile upon everyone. We all deserve the public face of Love.
The beating heart of this campaign beats for justice. You will find that heart beating in every area of this campaign. Justice beats in my heart as surely as it does yours and the vast majority of Texans and Americans alike.
As Martin Luther King Jr. also observed, “The Arc of History is long, but it bends towards justice.” Let’s be very clear about this. We are the ones who bend history towards justice. Together let us bring a new era of Justice to the Great State of Texas. I am ready to do my part. Let’s stand together for Justice.