Sunday, January 18, 2015

Dr King's Dream

As we observe Martin Luther King Day in America, I think it is a fine time to review the qunitessential passage that King passed on to us from his famous 'I Have A Dream' speech.

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

In a day and age when we have a black president, it ought to be obvious that we judge men and women on their character and not their skin color, but that is regretably not the case.  This nation still treats whites different than blacks, like when a white cop was assumed by the media to be guilty of murdering a black teenager, despite evidence that the teen had robbed a store and tried to take the officer's gun.

But Dr King's dream was not one of vengenace or retribution, it was one of equality.  He dreamed of a society where people are treated equally no matter your skin color, or religion.  Al Sharpton and his fellow race baiting agitators would do well to remember this, and respect Dr King's legacy.

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