Skip to comments.Martin Luther King, Jr birthday, January 21, 2013, King quotes are relevant today yet rarely quoted
Posted on 01/21/2013 7:04:51 AM PST by Jonah Vark
Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Isnt it odd, with all of the great quotes from him, that we rarely hear many of them referenced.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
I am not interested in power for powers sake, but Im interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
(Excerpt) Read more at citizenwells.wordpress.com ...
When did he say BURN BABY BURN?.
National Black Republican Association
MLK - republican.
"There must be a better distribution of wealth, and...America must move toward a democratic socialism."
Then he switched parties and became a Democrat.
Here’s a good thread from 2006 about Rev’rn Doctor King:
And nothing says Happy Birthday, Dr. King like some afternoon matinee NHL hockey action!
Winnipeg Jets at Boston 1PM
Tampa Bay at NY Islanders 1PM
The web site you provided said no such thing. It indicated that his father switched parties to support Kennedy, which may have been as a favor to the Kennedy's to win Dr. King's release from prison. But the web site clearly indicates Dr. King's ties to the Republican party since the Democrats were so adamantly opposed to his activism.
You beat me to it. That was sloppy reading on my part. You’re correct that it was MLK Sr. who changed parties, not MLK Jr. Mea culpa.
However, the facts are that King, whether Republican or Democrat, surrounded himself with Communists and was influenced by Marxist theory. His Christianity was a Gandhi-influenced social gospel. He was an adulterer. And though he preached non-violence, he left violence in his wake wherever he went.
I just don’t understand why conservatives have such a deep impulse to lionize the heroes of the left.
I know we are not supposed to do this but.....
the link takes you to a very appropriate picture of what Dr. King’s dream was NOT.
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