Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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As leftists and some African Americans bash conservatives for attempting to empower rather than entitle, I hope that everyone will drop the narcissistic rhetoric and take note of history.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a remarkable leader.  He knew how to coalesce support from both blacks and whites.  He saw the value of working together across race for the crucial cause of equality.

He realized that no man can do it alone. King gained the support of the Churches and faith-based organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference which organized many of his marches.

He also had strong support from the Republican Party, which authored and introduced the 1960 Civil Rights Act, and saw it through to passage and then supported the 1964 Civil Rights Act in partnership with President Lyndon Johnson.  The Republican Party not only supported the passage of the Act, but did so overwhelmingly and by much higher percentages in both the House and Senate than did the Democrats.

For those willing to drop the rhetoric another set of facts might be of interest.  It was a group of Republicans who participated in the founding of the NAACP and it was President Ronald Reagan who signed the law creating the National Holiday known as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Rev. King stood for empowerment, not entitlement; partnership, not alienation.  Current day race-baiters don’t want the real history of Martin Luther King, Jr. to be too public.  That is one of the biggest and saddest travesties of our time.

About Doc

I am a Psychologist and a veteran of the Vietnam War. I work with abused children and with agencies which try to both prevent abuse and to empower those who have been abused. I feel strongly about child abuse and take every action I can to prevent it and to support the children I work with who have experienced it. I also feel strongly about politics and especially the course being taken by our nation. I believe that America is at a critical point in its development. How we answer the challenges from Islamic fascists and from our own internal enemies in the media, government, and academia will determine America’s future and the future of our children. I believe that if we don’t take the correct course now, America will go the way of Europe and that we will not reach the potential set out by our founding fathers. I believe that it is now getting serious. My gravitar is from "Darkman".
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