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Remembering Dr. King

Dread Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 3:36 PM
"Today the poor are less often dismissed, I hope, from our consciences by being branded as inferior or incompetent. We also know that no matter how dynamically the economy develops and expands, it does not eliminate all poverty. The problem indicates that our emphasis must be twofold. We must create full employment or we must create incomes. People must be made consumers by one method or the other. Once they are placed in this position we need to be concerned that the potential of the individual is not wasted. New forms of work that enhance the social good will have to be devised for those for whom traditional jobs are not available."
Dread Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 3:36 PM
"A host of positive psychological changes inevitably will result from widespread economic security. The dignity of the individual will flourish when the decisions concerning his life are in his own hands, when he has the means to seek self-improvement. Personal conflicts among husbands, wives and children will diminish when the unjust measurement of human worth on the scale of dollars is eliminated."

Two score and five years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. It was, without question, one of the darkest moments in American history -- an earth shattering event that provoked riots and outrage in over 100 American cities. That a brave, non-violent spokesman for peace and equality could be gunned down in such a horrific manner will forever be seared into the nation’s collective memory. But so, too, will his “enduring legacy,” a point RNC Chairman Reince Priebus movingly captured in his column today:

Today his monument stands on the National Mall...