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50 Years Ago It was called "The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom"

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Today is the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech on the National Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial. That important day in American history helped move America toward realizing the promise of the Declaration of Independence.

It was called The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

America has been a perfect dream in human history, but far from a perfect country or society.

And, that’s no knock on America. Societies are made up imperfect men and women and are going to express, broadly and narrowly, the imperfections of those who make it up. That is what current and past struggles, large and small, have been about.

But, America has realized the human spirit’s need for, and expression of, freedom more than any other country in history. And the unleashing of that spirit has led to the most prosperous and free society which has done more to help free the rest of the world from tyranny, poverty and disease than all the other countries of the world added up.

Dr. King was one of millions of Americans throughout history going back to William Lloyd Garrison
and John Brown (who was hanged for his actions in the abolition movement) who opposed racial injustice.

Dr. King, and his predecessor Mohandas Gandhi, were committed to non-violence and their accomplishments are all the more amazing because of it.

Disturbingly, but not surprisingly, President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius have used Dr. King’s memory to endorse the biggest boondoggle in American history; the ironically named, Affordable Care Act aka ObamaCare.

President Obama said that Martin Luther King, Jr. would like his signature law, "I think he understood that health care, health security is not a privilege, it's something that in a country as wealthy as ours, everybody should have access to," Mr. Obama said in an radio interview with the "Tom Joyner Morning Show"

I don't think so. All thinking people understand that the ACA will crash the health insurance industry and thereby the healthcare delivery system with ripples and tidal waves sweeping over the economy and damaging it in ways we haven't seen, yet, or can contemplate.

The wishful thinking of the childish left aside, the implementation of this fiasco will have a negative impact far beyond the healthcare sector in our country. In fact, the only growth the ACA guarantees is the growth of the government bureaucracy.

In the same spirit of President Obama who has no reticence in claiming to know that MLK, Jr. would have supported ObamaCare; I declare that;

Dr. King would oppose the amnesty of illegal aliens that Congress is mulling right now because statistically, black unemployment is in the exact same place it has been for over half a century, double that of white unemployment.

What would Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the immigration anarchy that we are experiencing today? I think;

Dr. King would look around at unemployment in the black community today and immediately opine that giving legal status of any kind to millions of illegal aliens who will, and do, compete with black Americans for jobs and would further devastate the black community.

I know that;

Dr. King would oppose the amnesty and demand the borders be secured.

Three of my favorite King quotes:

Nothing pains some people more than having to think.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.