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Happy Martin Luther Day
http:/myself ^ | 1/19/09 | A Navy Vet

Posted on 01/19/2009 8:49:42 AM PST by A Navy Vet

I highly doubt that Martin Luther King Jr. would want to see such a man that is going to take residence in our Oval Office. He was a man of principle - Obama is not.


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1 posted on 01/19/2009 8:49:42 AM PST by A Navy Vet
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To: A Navy Vet
He was a man of principle - Obama is not.

He was right about the equality of the races, but was a plagerizing commie whoremonger as well.

2 posted on 01/19/2009 8:51:02 AM PST by Ron Jeremy (sonic)
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To: A Navy Vet

Please don’t confuse Martin Luther with Martin Luther King Jr. They were two very different men as well.


3 posted on 01/19/2009 8:53:12 AM PST by BubbaBasher (This space available for a bailout.)
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To: A Navy Vet

From MLK’s wiki:

Opposition to the Vietnam War

Starting in 1965, King began to express doubts about the United States’ role in the Vietnam War. In an April 4, 1967 appearance at the New York City Riverside Church—exactly one year before his death—King delivered a speech titled “Beyond Vietnam”.[78] In the speech, he spoke strongly against the U.S.’s role in the war, insisting that the U.S. was in Vietnam “to occupy it as an American colony”[79] and calling the U.S. government “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today”.[80] He also argued that the country needed larger and broader moral changes:

A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say: “This is not just.”[81]

King also was opposed to the Vietnam War on the grounds that the war took money and resources that could have been spent on social welfare services like the War on Poverty. The United States Congress was spending more and more on the military and less and less on anti-poverty programs at the same time. He summed up this aspect by saying, “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death”.[81]

Many white southern segregationists vilified King; moreover, this speech soured his relationship with many members of the mainstream media. Life magazine called the speech “demagogic slander that sounded like a script for Radio Hanoi”,[78] and The Washington Post declared that King had “diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people.”[82]

King stated that North Vietnam “did not begin to send in any large number of supplies or men until American forces had arrived in the tens of thousands”.[83] King also criticized the United States’ resistance to North Vietnam’s land reforms.[84] He accused the United States of having killed a million Vietnamese, “mostly children.”[85]

The speech was a reflection of King’s evolving political advocacy in his later years, which paralleled the teachings of the progressive Highlander Research and Education Center, with whom King was affiliated.[86] King began to speak of the need for fundamental changes in the political and economic life of the nation. Toward the end of his life, King more frequently expressed his opposition to the war and his desire to see a redistribution of resources to correct racial and economic injustice.[87] Though his public language was guarded, so as to avoid being linked to communism by his political enemies, in private he sometimes spoke of his support for democratic socialism. In one speech, he stated that “something is wrong with capitalism” and claimed, “There must be a better distribution of wealth, and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism.”[88]

King had read Marx while at Morehouse, but while he rejected “traditional capitalism,” he also rejected Communism because of its “materialistic interpretation of history” that denied religion, its “ethical relativism,” and its “political totalitarianism.”[89]

King also stated in his “Beyond Vietnam” speech that “true compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar....it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring”.[90] King quoted a United States official, who said that, from Vietnam to South America to Latin America, the country was “on the wrong side of a world revolution”[90] King condemned America’s “alliance with the landed gentry of Latin America,” and said that the United States should support “the shirtless and barefoot people” in the Third World rather than suppressing their attempts at revolution.[91]


4 posted on 01/19/2009 8:54:42 AM PST by Ron Jeremy (sonic)
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To: Ron Jeremy

I never looked at him as a man of principle. He allowed himself to be led around by interests that were not friendly to America. His principles concerning equality of the races were sound, in other areas, though, they were mirky.


5 posted on 01/19/2009 8:56:08 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: A Navy Vet

MLK was a socialist and his “dream” had no intention of promoting equality for all.


6 posted on 01/19/2009 8:58:18 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: Russ

The only American who has his own holiday specifically in his name. Not Washington, not Lincoln, not anyone except MLK. This is our national tribute to political correctness, nothing else.


7 posted on 01/19/2009 8:59:34 AM PST by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Dallas59

“MLK was a socialist and his “dream” had no intention of promoting equality for all.”

And this nonsense that he was a conservative and would be a present day Republican is bunk as well. I do give him credit for his non-violent approach to protest, however.


8 posted on 01/19/2009 9:02:30 AM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: A Navy Vet

The 2008 election crystalized the concept that when it comes to black Americans, race trumps all. I know that, and we see the proof.

Now, in that context, I’d say MLK would love Obama, and be one of his biggest supporters.


9 posted on 01/19/2009 9:06:45 AM PST by brownsfan (We are sooooo screwed.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan
Washington has a holiday, even if nobody besides the Federal government calls it that...

http://www.opm.gov/Operating_Status_Schedules/fedhol/2009.asp

This holiday is designated as "Washington’s Birthday" in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

10 posted on 01/19/2009 9:08:33 AM PST by mwyounce
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To: Comparative Advantage

Well... that was nice of him.


11 posted on 01/19/2009 9:09:40 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: A Navy Vet
Better to celebrate the birthday of a real man of principal rather than today's MLK observance of tomorrow's 'whatever.'

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870)

I am told that my grandfather's grandfather was his lawyer for a while.

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12 posted on 01/19/2009 9:30:00 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: A Navy Vet

Today is also the 202nd anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Lee, who combined a noble character with Christian humility.


13 posted on 01/19/2009 9:31:42 AM PST by TexasKamaAina
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To: A Navy Vet

I have all my decorations out!!!


14 posted on 01/19/2009 9:32:10 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: TexasKamaAina

Three cheers for Bobby Lee!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 01/19/2009 9:33:36 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: A Navy Vet

I disagree. I think King would be ungrateful that Reagan signed his holiday bill and would be elated over Oprah’s Choice, which would also be his choice. King was a big affirmative-actilon booster too.


16 posted on 01/19/2009 9:35:40 AM PST by Theodore R. (GWB is neither "compassionate nor conservative.")
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Did you thank Reagan for approving King Day?


17 posted on 01/19/2009 9:36:36 AM PST by Theodore R. (GWB is neither "compassionate nor conservative.")
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To: A Navy Vet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEnaAZrYqQI


18 posted on 01/19/2009 9:49:13 AM PST by danamco
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To: A Navy Vet

Leave it to the Government to dedicate an entire day named after a mans ALIAS. I am tired of being force fed how great Michael King aka MLK, Jr. was, when it’s a proven fact that he was plagiarizer, adulterer, and a communist. The day would be better served if it were called Civil Rights Day.

And just how ironic is it that they would set aside MLK Jr day to fall on the Birthday of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Why not have it on “Dr.” Kings own birthday??

Obama is just like “Dr” King..plenty of pretty words that he stole from somebody else.


19 posted on 01/19/2009 10:16:29 AM PST by FLDemocracker
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To: BubbaBasher

Sorry I left of the King, Jr. You know who I was talking about.


20 posted on 01/19/2009 10:23:50 AM PST by A Navy Vet (In perpetuum sacramentum : An Oath is Forever)
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To: Deb

Hey there Deb. Still writing somewhere?

BTW, before I hit send, I had a big rant about this. Bad computer. Or bad rum.


21 posted on 01/19/2009 10:28:02 AM PST by A Navy Vet (In perpetuum sacramentum : An Oath is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet
I am still writing somewhere and it's always great to see you're hanging in.

When my daughter was in the 2nd grade she brought home a toilet paper core decorated as MLK . Every year I put out as my personal tribute. I'm hoping to add an Obama toilet paper core soon.

22 posted on 01/19/2009 10:36:21 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb
"When my daughter was in the 2nd grade she brought home a toilet paper core decorated as MLK . Every year I put out as my personal tribute. I'm hoping to add an Obama toilet paper core soon."

Ha!. Okay, so maybe I don't know all the negatives about MLK, but I do like what he stood for...if his intentions were true to heart. If was for political gain, well...you know where I stand on that.

Just thought I'd try something positive before the empty suit has his coronation. Compare and contrast.

Would love to read some of your material - you have absolutely killed me at times when others didn't get you. You can send me your latest stuff via Freepmail - as an alias, if you like. See ya 'round...

23 posted on 01/19/2009 11:25:37 AM PST by A Navy Vet (In perpetuum sacramentum : An Oath is Forever)
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To: Theodore R.

Did I thank Reagan for the King Day?

No one is perfect.


24 posted on 01/19/2009 3:32:45 PM PST by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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