Skip to comments.Rep. John Lewis: Look to MLK as American Founding Father
Posted on 08/25/2013 2:32:14 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis -- who as a 23-year old civil rights activist helped organize the 1963 "March on Washington" -- said on Sunday that Martin Luther King, Jr. should be looked upon as one of America's founding fathers.
Lewis said that he "saw hundreds and hundreds of young people" at the 50th anniversary events in Washington on Saturday, and "I said to myself, 'This is it', Dr. King must be looked upon as one of the founding fathers of a new America," said Lewis on ABC's "This Week." "He helped hold us together."
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Under common core curriculum, the mid 60s is when America was founded.
Sorry, Congressman Lewis but Dr. King is really a ‘founding father’ of the black grievance industry.
It’s so stupid it would be laughable if it weren’t so insulting.
("I am now convinced that the simplest solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a new widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income".)
If King was a Republican, I can see where the current Republican establishment began to lose their way.
“Founding Father”??? Hmmmmmm. maybe the LAST time there was a FATHER in the Black Community!!
I think of him more as an adulterous, plagiarist communist who got a whole lot of people moving in precisely the wrong direction and messed up their lives.
Maybe he meant “Founding Baby Daddy”.
John Lewis just wants to ensure his legacy
It’s time to get rid of MLK day and restore Washington’s Birthday as a holiday.
.....it’s time to get rid of MLK day.....
Disagree....though King was an imperfect human like us all, in context for the times he lived he was in fact an American icon...
It is not his fault his legacy has been hijacked by the grievance industry...
MLK mainly has lunacy...not a legacy. Race-idiot clowns like lewis are so distorting of whatever positive MLK presented. This lewis thing is beyond embarrassing.
We need to cut John some slack.
He was smacked upside the head so many times, it’s amazing that he can even tie his shoes let alone put together a coherent sentence and...
What? He wears loafers and...never mind.
I am sooooo sick of all this race crap. They are turning me negative against them which I never was before.
Going to retreat to my little corner of the beach in Florida next year and screw them all.
I have not mentioned anything about his character, so your “imperfect human” comment apropos of nothing.
Currently MLK day is the ONLY holiday commemorating an individual.
Being a social leader does not compare to fighting a war and founding a government.
It is an insult to give greater honor to MK than to Washington.
Things will seek their natural order, of that there can be no doubt.
-——It is an insult to give greater honor to MK than to Washington.——
We have no disagreement. ..
Keep your mind open on these things. There are plenty of wonderful people of all races and ethnicity. Make every effort to deal with people as individuals and not just stereotypes. Having said that, don’t accept the ideas of “White Privilege” or collective guilt. Just use common sense when dealing with people. If the situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Be alert, open-minded, and prepared. You know all these things already. It’s just good to hear them from someone else when life starts to wear you down. IMHO.
REP. JOHN LEWIS IS AN IMPERTINENT IGNORAMUS...
I’m sorry, but I am thoroughly sick of hearing conservatives lionize MLK when they ought to know better.
His speech to the Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, is widely available online. In it, he spoke of “Western arrogance”, and accused our troops fighting in Vietnam of atrocities. He said that the Northe Vietnamese Communists had “justifiable reasons” to be suspicious of the United States, and he said that Communism was a judgment against us for failing to make democracy “real” by removing poverty and injustice.
Also in that speech, King said that the American government was the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.
Now when John Kerry voiced the same sentiments, we rightfully jumped all over him. But for some reason, King gets a pass.
The man was nothing but a leftwing, Communist-sympathizing America-hater who slurred our troops. He shouldn’t be held up as a hero by anyone, much less conservatives.
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