Dr. Weeks’ Comment: This important testimony from Robert Cohen – the non-milk man.
Profile in Congressional Courage "A man does what he must ”” in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality." - John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage * * * * Yesterday (November 13, 2014), I read the obituary in my local newspaper. Republican Congresswoman Marge Roukema had died. In February of 2000, I personally requested of Congresswoman Roukema that she cross party lines to support the "Public's Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Bill". Not only did she do so, but Roukema held a T.V. news conference to announce her support. Her action required courage and integrity. That bill had been written by two members of Congress who were unlikely to ever receive Republican support, but this was a powerful matter of principle, and Marge did not hesitate to do the right thing. The House of Representatives lone Socialist, Bernie Sanders (Vermont), and the most liberal of Democrats (Dennis Kucinich), had written the bill. Senator Barbara Boxer had the courage to introduce a Senate version after Monsanto and other Biotechnology companies pledged a billion dollars over the following ten years to support pro-genetic engineering congressional friends. Boxer did not gain even one co-sponsor. The proposed bill died 14 years earlier than Marge's death. Marge had courage, and I mourn her passing. To me, Marge was a hero. * * * * "Heroes aren't always the ones who win. They're the ones who lose, sometimes. But they keep fighting, they keep coming back. They don't give up. That's what makes them heroes." - Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire ***Copy & Post Column to Facebook & Other Social Networking Sites*** https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/NotMilk/conversations/messages/5193 Robert Cohen http://www.notmilk.com http://www.Twitter.com/TheRealNotmilk