Remembering Martin Luther King on his Birthday
“I have a dream.” August 28, 1963
Thinking about Leaders . . .
With his upcoming birthday, I’ve been remembering Martin Luther King this morning. Dr. King’s speech was titled “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom”. Over 200,000 attended that rally. Now, almost 50 years later, we still have the same issues on the forefront of Main Street American’s minds: jobs and freedom. And we still have citizens occupying Washington.
Over the past 20 years in particular, under the leadership of both Democrats and Republicans, we have seen our job markets crumble to dust and our freedoms eroded almost to the point that the USA more resembles a totalitarian government than a Democracy with the passage of such legislation as “The Patriot Act” and more recently, the passage of the $662 billion “National Defense Authorization Act ” which allows the military greater authority to detain and interrogate U.S. citizens and non-citizens and deny them legal rights protected by the Constitution.
Our nation is not broken. The lawmakers in Washington are broken and they have been broken for at least 20 years, if not longer–both Democrats and Republicans. They sold out to special interests years ago. And yet we continue to re-elect the same crooks election after election.
- Martin Luther King Jr. – I have a Dream! (survivingtothriving.wordpress.com)