Voice of Dr. King continues to sing, 'Let freedom ring'

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Voice of Dr. King continues to sing, 'Let freedom ring'

Post  Achigan on Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:10 pm


 
 
Our topic today is dreams. (Also nightmares, but more on that in a minute.)
 
Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Jr. Day across America and in New Hampshire, which, for some reason, was the last state in our nation to adopt the holiday in the name of this transcendent civil and human rights leader.
 
Dr. King's famous dream — delivered to a divided nation from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial just over half a century ago — was about America living up to her promise.
 
And when I listened to that speech yesterday morning, I heard once again his eloquent, passionate plea for what America, at her best, can be.
 
I heard once again the voice of a personal hero whose dream of America as a place united in brotherhood deeply moved me many decades ago — and whose electrifying expression of that dream has resonated in my ears, and in my heart, ever since.
 
Flash forward 50 years from that dream and it is time to wake up — because we are in the middle of a nightmare.
 
Perhaps nightmare is too strong a term. I'm sure there is a better word to describe an America in which the wheels of power in Washington are rigged to roll over the powerless.
 
Placed in the context of the current political (sorry, I'm still calling it a ...Wink nightmare, Dr. King's plea that together we might "transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood" sounds almost naive.
 
Sadly, the black preacher and his appeal for brotherly love also inspired considerable hatred.
 
Sadly, today, America's first non-white president seems to have inspired a similar hatred.
 
I'm not saying the majority of Republicans have decided to block anything good from happening in America because the president isn't white.
 
Read the rest of it here: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140119-NEWS-401190352
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Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:17 pm

He's spinning in his grave because of obark hussein odumbo.

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Post  Achigan on Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:35 pm

At the White House Rose Garden on November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor King. Observed for the first time on January 20, 1986, it is called Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Following President George H. W. Bush's 1992 proclamation, the holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year, near the time of King's birthday. On January 17, 2000, for the first time, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was officially observed in all fifty U.S. states. Arizona (1992), New Hampshire (1999) and Utah (2000) were the last three states to recognize the holiday.

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Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:38 pm

Why have you chosen to use my forum name? Why have you done that?

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A GOOD WAY TO HONOR DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Post  Achigan on Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:03 am

I think this is a good idea.
 
'No shots fired' day urged to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
 
People worldwide should honor the memory of Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. by making Monday a "no shots fired" day and ringing church bells in support of non-violence, urged the daughter of the slain U.S. civil rights leader.
 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-martin-luther-king-20140119,0,3647000.story
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Post  fshnski on Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:04 am

This poster is an impostor.

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