‘Heroic Humility’: Remembering Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

'Heroic Humility': Remembering Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC 1

 

Andrea Mitchell is joined by Andrew Young, a civil rights leader and former ambassador to the United Nations, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents Washington, DC, and historian Jon Meacham, to discuss the life and legacy of civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis, who passed away late Friday at the at the age of 80. Aired on 07/20/2020.
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''Heroic Humility': Remembering Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

41 Comments on "‘Heroic Humility’: Remembering Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC"

  1. Peter Hallett | July 20, 2020 at 2:35 PM | Reply

    Has Donald Trump even acknowledged his death?

    • Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500 | July 20, 2020 at 2:53 PM | Reply

      *Obama changed the face of our economy for the worse*
      Oct 2016 https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/economy-budget/299881-obama-changed-the-face-of-our-economy-for-the-worse

      Question: What do Hong Kong, Singapore, Chile, Ireland and Estonia have in common?

      Answer: They all have more economic freedom than the United States.

      According to the 2016 edition of the Index of Economic Freedom — compiled annually by the Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation — America has matched its lowest global ranking ever at #11, its seventh decline in the past eight years. Measuring such factors as rule of law, regulatory efficiency, limited government, and open markets, they conclude, “The United States remains mired in the ranks of the ‘mostly free,’ the second-tier economic freedom status into which it dropped in 2010.”

      Many believe we’ve arrived at this state of affairs due to the nature America’s mixed economy—capitalism coupled with government controls—and its nexus with President Barack Obama’s eight years of collectivist ideas and policies into American life and the economy. The result: Obama and his administration have upset, perhaps in some respects irrevocably, the tenuous balance between private enterprise (free markets, productivity, entrepreneurial growth, etc.) and the countervailing winds of government coercion and intervention.

      Certainly one of the primary culprits in this dynamic is the blizzard of regulations imposed under Obama. As reported by Sam Batkins of the American Action Forum (AAF), the Obama presidency has implemented 600 major regulations—defined as regulations that have “an economic impact of $100 million or more”—and is on track to enact 641 major regulations before he leaves office. This figure shatters the 426 regulations under President George Bush and represents a new major regulation every three days—according to Batkins costing, “on average, $1.4 billion . . . With the possibility of 50 more rules, the lame duck tally could push this regulatory cost figure to $813 billion . . . more than the GDP of the Philippines.”

      Faced with these and other findings, Obama remains obdurate and combative—offering kingly declarations in response: “By almost every measure, we are better off than when I took office” and “Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction.” These assertions fly in the face of the numerous non-fictions he simply refuses to acknowledge: a labor participation rate near a 40-year low (including a record number of women); his single-handed accumulation of more debt (at $19.5 trillion and counting) than every other president before him combined;46 million Americans living in poverty and nearly 50 million on food stamps; his presidency overseeing a record number of home foreclosures; as well as America’s credit rating downgraded for the first time ever . . . the litany goes on. Is it any wonder that trust in Obama’s leadership and his administration remains at historically low levels? After almost eight years of government corruption, ever-expanding spending and taxation, bloating of the administrative state, and governance repeatedly highlighting racial, social and religious divisions, the once unassailable belief in America as the freest, strongest, noblest, most prosperous nation in history has been supplanted by a vision of ourselves that we do not recognize and from which we may never recover.

      Obama’s insistence on government being increasingly involved in the country’s private sector’s economic decision-making has inevitably given rise to more and more lobbyists, more special interest groups, more political influence, and more crony capitalism—which makes a mockery of his pledge to create an “unprecedented level of openness” and his claim that his administration has been “the most transparent administration in history.” His proof? Every visitor who comes to the White House is now a part of the public record.

      Given Obama’s lineage, his mentors and political influences, his controversial friends and associations, his background as a community organizer and neighborhood economic developer, should we be surprised that he is a man who knows only how to slice up the pie, rather than grow the pie? It is who he is. It’s in his DNA. He can’t help himself.

      Is it only a matter of time before America slides down to the next lower level of the economic freedom index and joins the ranks with Poland, Barbados, Albania, Rwanda, Namibia, Guatemala, Italy, Slovenia, and others—as “moderately free”?

    • Goodwins all access Media service provider | July 20, 2020 at 4:24 PM | Reply

      PSad that people like Trump refuse to accept White privilege & yet set the perfect example of The WHITE privileged- An administration filled by Inexperienced family members- Ivanka You & Your CROOKED Family Will Need To Find Something New In 2020 (PRAY ALL) https://youtu.be/nn1bjfOFICY

    • youknow thething | July 20, 2020 at 5:28 PM | Reply

      Does he have to?

    • @Keith Johnson – Shelby GT500 Obama hated this country and was out to destroy it. And he still is trying to do that.

  2. The world has lost a true warrior. Rest in Peace. 😔

  3. Bunker Baby dRumph | July 20, 2020 at 2:39 PM | Reply

    “Heroic, humility” John Lewis. “Cowardly, narcissism & arrogance” DJtRump. What a difference & contrast between these 2 men. One is an angel & the other is a demonic demon! GueSS who is the demon?

  4. Richard Thomas | July 20, 2020 at 2:43 PM | Reply

    MY deepest respect to John Lewis . I salute you sir and thank you for all you have done all of your life to help others .

    • What exactly did he do? Look at the black community now and I compare it to the black community of 1965 and I fail to see any improvements.

    • Richard Thomas | July 20, 2020 at 3:31 PM | Reply

      @Muddy Water What exactly have you done or what exactly have you tried to do ? That is a great user name for you just trying to Muddy the Water . Go back to your mud puddle and stop around .

    • @Richard Thomas … he’s a career politician, other than make him and his family rich , what did he accomplish?

    • Richard Thomas | July 20, 2020 at 4:13 PM | Reply

      @Muddy Water = TROLL

  5. TRUMPISM-RACISM

    • Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500 | July 20, 2020 at 2:53 PM | Reply

      *Obama changed the face of our economy for the worse*
      Oct 2016 https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/economy-budget/299881-obama-changed-the-face-of-our-economy-for-the-worse

      Question: What do Hong Kong, Singapore, Chile, Ireland and Estonia have in common?

      Answer: They all have more economic freedom than the United States.

      According to the 2016 edition of the Index of Economic Freedom — compiled annually by the Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation — America has matched its lowest global ranking ever at #11, its seventh decline in the past eight years. Measuring such factors as rule of law, regulatory efficiency, limited government, and open markets, they conclude, “The United States remains mired in the ranks of the ‘mostly free,’ the second-tier economic freedom status into which it dropped in 2010.”

      Many believe we’ve arrived at this state of affairs due to the nature America’s mixed economy—capitalism coupled with government controls—and its nexus with President Barack Obama’s eight years of collectivist ideas and policies into American life and the economy. The result: Obama and his administration have upset, perhaps in some respects irrevocably, the tenuous balance between private enterprise (free markets, productivity, entrepreneurial growth, etc.) and the countervailing winds of government coercion and intervention.

      Certainly one of the primary culprits in this dynamic is the blizzard of regulations imposed under Obama. As reported by Sam Batkins of the American Action Forum (AAF), the Obama presidency has implemented 600 major regulations—defined as regulations that have “an economic impact of $100 million or more”—and is on track to enact 641 major regulations before he leaves office. This figure shatters the 426 regulations under President George Bush and represents a new major regulation every three days—according to Batkins costing, “on average, $1.4 billion . . . With the possibility of 50 more rules, the lame duck tally could push this regulatory cost figure to $813 billion . . . more than the GDP of the Philippines.”

      Faced with these and other findings, Obama remains obdurate and combative—offering kingly declarations in response: “By almost every measure, we are better off than when I took office” and “Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction.” These assertions fly in the face of the numerous non-fictions he simply refuses to acknowledge: a labor participation rate near a 40-year low (including a record number of women); his single-handed accumulation of more debt (at $19.5 trillion and counting) than every other president before him combined;46 million Americans living in poverty and nearly 50 million on food stamps; his presidency overseeing a record number of home foreclosures; as well as America’s credit rating downgraded for the first time ever . . . the litany goes on. Is it any wonder that trust in Obama’s leadership and his administration remains at historically low levels? After almost eight years of government corruption, ever-expanding spending and taxation, bloating of the administrative state, and governance repeatedly highlighting racial, social and religious divisions, the once unassailable belief in America as the freest, strongest, noblest, most prosperous nation in history has been supplanted by a vision of ourselves that we do not recognize and from which we may never recover.

      Obama’s insistence on government being increasingly involved in the country’s private sector’s economic decision-making has inevitably given rise to more and more lobbyists, more special interest groups, more political influence, and more crony capitalism—which makes a mockery of his pledge to create an “unprecedented level of openness” and his claim that his administration has been “the most transparent administration in history.” His proof? Every visitor who comes to the White House is now a part of the public record.

      Given Obama’s lineage, his mentors and political influences, his controversial friends and associations, his background as a community organizer and neighborhood economic developer, should we be surprised that he is a man who knows only how to slice up the pie, rather than grow the pie? It is who he is. It’s in his DNA. He can’t help himself.

      Is it only a matter of time before America slides down to the next lower level of the economic freedom index and joins the ranks with Poland, Barbados, Albania, Rwanda, Namibia, Guatemala, Italy, Slovenia, and others—as “moderately free”?

    • @Keith Johnson – Shelby GT500 Total nonsense. He pulled the nation out of W’s Great Recession.

    • @Allan Burnslol Obama was so incompetent that he was the ONLY president to NEVER even achieve an annual GDP of 3%. And he also left a 10 TRILLION dollar debt. Glad he’s gone.

  6. Richard Thomas | July 20, 2020 at 2:46 PM | Reply

    He was a good man , I hate to say that I did not know exactly who John Lewis was , I intent to make sure that my children do know .

  7. Jonathan Palacios | July 20, 2020 at 2:49 PM | Reply

    9:10 = Beautiful

  8. He does resemble late Rep. Elijah Cummings…Thank you Mr John Lewis for your heroic contributions to the USA…RIP in Gods’ hands🤲🏻

  9. John Lewis, an American hero.

    • Hero to America ?? Get outta here.

    • @Muddy Water He spent his entire youth getting beaten and arrested, fighting for the rights of everyone. Then he served a district that love him in the House of Representatives, which means that he worked from D.C. on national politics coming from a red state. Also his district is not in ruins, that is just something trump said because he hates black people.

    • Thomas Armsworthy Jr | July 20, 2020 at 4:59 PM | Reply

      Its time to have a covid 19 party in celebrating John Lewis passing…..yay it couldn’t happen to a deserving person

    • He was just another “swamp” creature.

    • Evert Vandenberghe | July 20, 2020 at 7:47 PM | Reply

      Pls, rename that bridge into the John Lewis Bridge 😉

  10. America: The Voting Rights Act needs to be re-strengthened.
    republicans: Over our dead bodies it will!
    America: Ok. Keep gathering in large groups with out masks then.
    Corona: Mmm…. 🤤

  11. Susan DeLaney | July 20, 2020 at 3:08 PM | Reply

    💕🙏🏻🇺🇸💕🙏🏻🇺🇸💕🙏🏻🇺🇸💕🙏🏻

  12. Never heard Trump offering his condolences to Mr. Lewis does he have some compaction for any one …..what a arrogant ,rude,and selfish person I guess he never heard of etiquette…..

  13. Samuel Douse | July 20, 2020 at 3:38 PM | Reply

    Andrew Young is still alive ! Good for him. 💯

  14. You can always remember him as hang his portrait on the wall at your home 😂
    Exactly 😂

  15. Sampiro Locke | July 20, 2020 at 5:45 PM | Reply

    Civil rights has turned into civil wrongs under dhimmicrat “leadership”.

  16. John Lewis endorsed Joe Biden.

  17. John Lewis was Al Sharpton’s lover for 30 years

  18. Evert Vandenberghe | July 20, 2020 at 7:47 PM | Reply

    Pls, rename that bridge into the John Lewis Bridge 😉

  19. WHY CAN’T WE CELIBRATE HIS LIFE WITHOUT THE MEDIA RAGGING ON AND ON I WILL MISS MR LEWIS DREADFULLY HE LIVED HIS LIFE WITH GREAT HONOR AND RESPECT FOR LIFE I PRAY FOR ANOTHER GREAT SOUL LIKE HIM TO RISE BUT I WISH TO LET HIS MEMORY REST

  20. krissi powell | July 20, 2020 at 10:21 PM | Reply

    We have many deaths. But John Lewis will be remembered for centuries. the spirit of history is remembered.

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