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Gary 919 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 12:36 PM
Walter E. Williams recently wrote in an article: "Anyone who truly believes in the brotherhood of man must recognize that blacks are just as capable of racism as whites." The late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King taught that a man should be judged by his "content of character" rather than color of skin. Many blacks who say they honor the late Reverend will actually be peeing on his grave when they go into the voting booth this coming Tuesday and vote for Barack Obama once again solely based on the color of his skin!
kbright Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 1:52 PM
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” Martin Luther King

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” Martin Luther King

“Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.” Martin Luther King
kbright Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 1:45 PM
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Martin Luther King

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Martin Luther King
kbright Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 1:42 PM
King quoting the Italian poet Dante, that “those who sit on the fence in times of moral crisis and maintain neutrality have the hottest fires in Hell reserved for them. Protesting while one is aware that wars have never been brought to an end or prevented through protest yet not calling for their prosecution can be seen as in effect only trying to look like one is not sitting on the fence”.
kbright Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 1:42 PM
‘Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?” But Conscience asks the question “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.’ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Gary 919 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 12:39 PM
Rosa Parks was heroic in her actions, but Martin Luther King was a "true hero." He paid with his life for what he believed.

A few years ago I appeared on the Glenn Beck show and discussed my "briefcase" story about how my best Christmas present ever was destroyed at my junior high school in Harlem.  Glenn asked if we could take a tour and so the next week we headed uptown for a special show.  Toward the end Glenn asked who I voted for.  I said Barack Obama and explained not for political reasons but to repay a debt and I mentioned Rosa Parks.  A lot of people I've never met were seriously upset and disappointed.

If there was more time I would have...

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