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Rep. John Lewis: Look to MLK as American Founding Father
newsmax.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | Amy Woods

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: johnlewis; martinlutherking; martinlutherkingjr; mlk

1 posted on 08/25/2013 2:32:14 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Under common core curriculum, the mid 60s is when America was founded.


2 posted on 08/25/2013 2:34:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sorry, Congressman Lewis but Dr. King is really a ‘founding father’ of the black grievance industry.


3 posted on 08/25/2013 2:35:56 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s so stupid it would be laughable if it weren’t so insulting.


4 posted on 08/25/2013 2:36:05 PM PDT by Ray76 (Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, the pursuit of Happiness, and free stuff?

("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.

5 posted on 08/25/2013 2:39:00 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Founding Father”??? Hmmmmmm. maybe the LAST time there was a FATHER in the Black Community!!


6 posted on 08/25/2013 2:39:26 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


7 posted on 08/25/2013 2:41:07 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Ann Archy

Maybe he meant “Founding Baby Daddy”.

John Lewis just wants to ensure his legacy
as apostle.


8 posted on 08/25/2013 2:44:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It’s time to get rid of MLK day and restore Washington’s Birthday as a holiday.


9 posted on 08/25/2013 2:48:25 PM PDT by Ray76 (Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: Ray76

.....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...


10 posted on 08/25/2013 2:56:17 PM PDT by Popman (PTRD (Post Traumatic Racism Disorder)....coming to a court room soon....)
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To: Popman

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.


11 posted on 08/25/2013 3:01:14 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


12 posted on 08/25/2013 3:02:58 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


13 posted on 08/25/2013 3:03:21 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I agree that he is a "Founding Fathers of the new America." He,following Gandhi's example exhibited against England, fired the first shot in the continental United States, leading to the ongoing "Third World" conquest of The United States. He along with Gandhi cunningly read the increasing degeneration of the Westerner. He cunningly recognized, the loss of Western cohesion and then struck with so called "non-violence," which merely reflects the growing pacifism of its object i.e. Western Man. Non-violence reflects the growing inability of the Westerner to fight, his inability to take a stand.
14 posted on 08/25/2013 3:05:25 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Popman

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.


15 posted on 08/25/2013 3:07:39 PM PDT by Ray76 (Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
It is today's America that is an illusion, congressman.

Things will seek their natural order, of that there can be no doubt.

16 posted on 08/25/2013 3:10:48 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Ray76

-——It is an insult to give greater honor to MK than to Washington.——

We have no disagreement. ..


17 posted on 08/25/2013 3:20:25 PM PDT by Popman (PTRD (Post Traumatic Racism Disorder)....coming to a court room soon....)
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To: jersey117

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.


18 posted on 08/25/2013 3:47:31 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Restoration of the Republic)
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To: Popman

REP. JOHN LEWIS IS AN IMPERTINENT IGNORAMUS...

-John Adams(para.)


19 posted on 08/25/2013 3:48:27 PM PDT by maxsand
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To: Popman

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.


20 posted on 08/25/2013 4:08:05 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
MLK as a Founding Father? The present state of race relations in this country indicates that there was no founding. Maybe a start but, today race relations are strained and artificial. The Black race and their pimps have only improved in areas that are visible such as TV, where there is a notable increase in advertisements featuring the successful, upper middle class Negro. TV has also added many black anchors and newsmen. This is not a problem but there seems to be no appreciation by the thug class that maybe their behavior is not advancing the race's acceptance. We fear blacks that wear their belts below the butt, showing their “undies”. This is certainly a prejudicial feeling but how else should an aware person feel. As long as the young thugs continue an “in-your-face” attitude, they will be unreasonably feared. Clean up your act and join those who respected MLK. No more headlines from OK or WA with horrible news of black on white crime.
21 posted on 08/25/2013 4:12:08 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: jersey117
"Going to retreat to my little corner of the beach in Florida next year and screw them all."

Try to resist that urge. Backing down, going along to get along, and going with the flow is why our Republic is on the ropes today. Now's not the time to turn away. Now's the time to face them down and dare them to take one more step. We've got to stop retreating. The time's come to stand, and fight if necessary.

Hell, in FloriDUH, there's nowhere to retreat to that they won't find you, anyway.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

22 posted on 08/25/2013 4:12:38 PM PDT by wku man (It's almost deer season, got your DEERGOGGLES on yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexrnFq2fXY)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Liberals like Lewis have screwed up whatever dream Dr. King had. In some ways, the black community is worse off than it was when King was alive.


23 posted on 08/25/2013 4:50:38 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If MLK meant everything he said, he’d be ashamed of men like John Lewis, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Charles Rangel and Barack Obama’s black half.


24 posted on 08/25/2013 4:53:28 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
That would be fine, if John Lewis and the other men and women who purport to be 'civil rights leaders' today would actually follow through on what Dr. King believed was best for black people. Dr . King certainly wouldn't be going along with the race baiting and hustling in which today's black leaders engage. And he for SURE wouldn't be silent in the face of today's ghetto rap culture, the rejection of education as a 'white thing', and the ridiculous numbers of babies born out of wedlock among young black women.

So yeah, go ahead and think of Dr. King as a Founding Father, but for heaven's sake, follow in his footsteps!

25 posted on 08/25/2013 5:15:50 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I have saved a picture from The Augusta Courier, displaying Martin Luther King, attending at Higlander Folk School in TN, a Communist seminar over Labor Day weekend, 1957!


26 posted on 08/25/2013 5:17:17 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Uhhh no. not only no but hell no!


27 posted on 08/25/2013 5:20:48 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: CatherineofAragon

Indeed. Talk about Marxist indoctrination. Way too many conservatives have drank the kook aid.


28 posted on 08/25/2013 5:25:50 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Tailgunner Joe
One would think Rep. Lewis has more pressing matters back home in his district

15-Year-Old Dead, 6 Shot After Dice Game Goes Bad

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29 posted on 08/25/2013 5:27:48 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Jim Scott

Indeed.


30 posted on 08/25/2013 6:20:56 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: Popman
It is not his fault his legacy has been hijacked by the grievance industry..

MLK was a communist, one only has to read what he wrote to see that clearly. What do you call anyone who would advocate for a guaranteed annual income for everyone? Just one of his many communist ideas.

31 posted on 08/26/2013 7:55:48 AM PDT by calex59
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