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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

44 Years Later Martin Luther King's Words Still Not Heeded

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Today marked the 44th anniversary of one of the saddest days in American history, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The civil rights leader was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. Unfortunately, the assassination led to a nationwide wave of riots in more than 100 cities.

King's famous "I have a dream" quote still resonates today:

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'
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.
Incredibly, black voters in 2008 rejected Martin Luther King's wisdom, and judged Barack Obama by the color of his skin, not by the content of his character, largely voting for him because Obama had a black father, paying no mind to Obama's communist upbringing, and anti-American socialist ideas.

The death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a sad day in American History. A sadder day has been every day since while many members of the black community refuse to heed Martin's words, and instead remain in slavery under the entitlement programs offered by the plantation democrat party, of which does not care about enabling the black community to seek a better life through the opportunities offered to them by America, but instead pays them to remain poor and under the control of the big government master.

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