Monday, January 16, 2006

We Still Have A Dream

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a true American Hero. His "I have a dream speech" ranks with the Gettysburg Address as one of the greatest speeches in our history. His tireless efforts on behalf of peaceful change and racial equality were inspired by Gandhi and Christ but were uniquely American in both context and application.

It is hard to remember the controversy that his proposed national holiday stimulated. Bear in mind that this was a man of peace who was assassinated by his racist enemies. Yet conservatives tried every dishonest trick in the book to block the popular demand for a permanent honor worthy of King's life. America's ideals have been lofty since the founding. Dr. King insisted on putting them into action. What a remarkable man.
"I still have a dream. It is a dream that is deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed."

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