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Martin Luther King Jr's Niece Blasts Harry Reid on Abortion Bill-Slavery Comments
Life News ^ | 12/9/09 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 12/09/2009 3:57:39 PM PST by wagglebee

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is upset by the comments Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made about opponents of the pro-abortion Senate health care bill. Reid compared opposition to the bill, which funds abortions, to the 19th-century debate over slavery.

Reid on Monday said Republicans opposed to the bill were displaying the same mindset as those who supported slavery.

“If you think you've heard these same excuses before, you're right,” Reid said. “When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said, ‘Slow down, it’s too early, things aren't bad enough.’ ”

Reid came under heavy criticism for the remarks and, on Tuesday, he defended his comments, saying critics were "distorting" them.

"At pivotal points in American history, the tactics of distortion and delay have certainly been present," Reid said, according to The Hill. "They've certainly been used to stop progress. That's what we're talking about here."

"It's very clear. That's the point I made — no more, no less. Anyone who willingly distorts my comments is only proving my point," he added.

While republicans have struck back -- with national party chairman Michael Steele, who is black, leading the critics, Reid is hearing from another corner as well.

Alveda King, the director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, a national Catholic pro-life group, also has something to say.

The niece of the famous civil rights leader told LifeNews.com she thought Reid's comments clearly were "comparing opponents of his health care bill to supporters of slavery."

She said it is Reid who is more closely aligned with slavery and the mindset of those who support it.

“Senator Reid has written a bill that would force Americans to pay for the abortion of babies and he implies that opposition to his efforts is evil? His comments are outrageous," King said.

“It’s Senator Reid’s bill that treats unborn humans like property. If anything, it’s his actions that should be compared to support for slavery," she added.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 111th; abortion; alvedaking; christianright; democrats; harryreid; king; martinlutherking; mlk; mlkjr; moralabsolutes; obamacare; prolife; reid; slavery
“It’s Senator Reid’s bill that treats unborn humans like property. If anything, it’s his actions that should be compared to support for slavery," she added.

Alveda King is EXACTLY RIGHT!

1 posted on 12/09/2009 3:57:39 PM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 12/09/2009 3:58:58 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 12/09/2009 3:59:29 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

“It’s Senator Reid’s bill that treats unborn humans like property. If anything, it’s his actions that should be compared to support for slavery,” she added.”

Ahhhhhh...at last...


4 posted on 12/09/2009 3:59:47 PM PST by jessduntno (Stop The Federal Usurpation.)
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To: wagglebee
You know things aren't going well for Dingy Harry when people of his own party starts attacking him.

Gotta love it!

5 posted on 12/09/2009 4:00:19 PM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: wagglebee

Oh, never mind. She’s just one of those religious fanatics like her uncle.


6 posted on 12/09/2009 4:02:25 PM PST by billhilly
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You know things aren't going well for Dingy Harry when people of his own party starts attacking him.

Dr. King is a pro-life Republican.

7 posted on 12/09/2009 4:03:48 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Oh, never mind. She’s just one of those religious fanatics like her uncle.


8 posted on 12/09/2009 4:03:48 PM PST by billhilly
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>> You know things aren’t going well for Dingy Harry when people of his own party starts attacking him.

Dr. King is a pro-life Republican. <<

She is obviously an Uncle Tom (kneejerk commie response).


9 posted on 12/09/2009 4:05:15 PM PST by GraceG
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To: wagglebee

You get em Alveda!

Then the liberals respond: “How dare you tell me what to do with my body (human property)!”


10 posted on 12/09/2009 4:08:00 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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“It’s Senator Reid’s bill that treats unborn humans like property. If anything, it’s his actions that should be compared to support for slavery," she added.

That's the first thing I thought of when I heard that lunatic Reid say this crap. He's crafted a bill that puts ALL Americans into economic slavery to the federal govt. and he has the gall to say this.

The man is a pile of putrefaction. I cannot bear to see/hear him.

11 posted on 12/09/2009 4:29:37 PM PST by raybbr (If you try to kiss your son on the head while he's running you WILL get a fat lip.)
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To: wagglebee

It’s Senator Reid’s bill that treats unborn humans like property.

Amen.


12 posted on 12/09/2009 4:49:11 PM PST by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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God Bless Alveda King for speaking the truth.


13 posted on 12/09/2009 4:54:15 PM PST by Brytani (Support Lt. Col Allen West for Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: wagglebee

I love Alveda King! She is a true prolifer. She knows that the Sangerites are racist monsters who want to wipe certain groups off the face of the earth.

Alveda is a profile in courage!


14 posted on 12/09/2009 5:04:39 PM PST by Palladin (FR: 1,276,405 jokes saved or created.)
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To: wagglebee

Excellent!


15 posted on 12/09/2009 5:13:00 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Palladin

Alveda is by far the best of the Kings! She has a true understanding of reality, unlike so many of her fellow Americans.


16 posted on 12/09/2009 6:16:06 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: wagglebee

May God bless Alveda King.


17 posted on 12/09/2009 11:06:56 PM PST by del4hope
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To: wagglebee
“Senator Reid has written a bill that would force Americans to pay for the abortion of babies and he implies that opposition to his efforts is evil? His comments are outrageous," King said.

“It’s Senator Reid’s bill that treats unborn humans like property. If anything, it’s his actions that should be compared to support for slavery," she added.

Absolutely 100% correct!

18 posted on 12/09/2009 11:57:50 PM PST by Pinkbell
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BTTT!


19 posted on 12/10/2009 12:02:32 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Woohoo! Thank you! I was praying last night that our Christian brothers and sisters would find their voice on this.
20 posted on 12/10/2009 2:40:39 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: wagglebee
Martin Luther King was a Republican. I'm sure he passed on, at least, some right wing values to his kids.
For example - Oboma is president ONLY because of the color of his skin. King, if alive today, would not be happy about that.
21 posted on 12/10/2009 4:44:40 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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She said it is Reid who is more closely aligned with slavery and the mindset of those who support it.

She's right. The democrats keep the blacks locked up in ignorance, poverty, and government ghettos so they vote democrat if they want to eat. No vote, no government cheese.
If the blacks were ever to escape, the democrats would loose a huge, guaranteed voting block.

22 posted on 12/10/2009 4:49:16 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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“It’s Senator Reid’s bill that treats unborn humans like property. If anything, it’s his actions that should be compared to support for slavery,” she added.”

SPOT ON!

I know this has been praised numerous times above, but I have to yell it from all the mountain tops!

23 posted on 12/10/2009 5:18:38 AM PST by MajorThomas (Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.)
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AND NOT ONE CHICKEN SH*T SENATOR HAS CALLED HIM OUT ON THE SENATE FLOOR.

It’s nice that Dr. King and Michael Steele denounce Reid. Why will o Senator demand his resignation for lying?


24 posted on 12/10/2009 5:24:10 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: unixfox

She is not a member of Dingy Harry’s party.


25 posted on 12/10/2009 5:28:57 AM PST by Jemian
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Now, now, Alveda. Who knows more about being Black? A relative of MLK or Harry Reid?


26 posted on 12/10/2009 6:00:05 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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27 posted on 12/12/2009 4:38:42 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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