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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream

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Atlanta schools are out in honor or Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20th. Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream for this nation was one of brotherhood, equality, character, justice, and freedom. While some claim to believe in what he desired for our nation, Dr. King never intended it to be a dream of entitlements, but rather the freedom to dream and live free.
The Declaration of Independence and Constitution, which are hailed old and archaic pieces of paper, guaranteed certain unalienable rights to all; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But inequality continues in our society. In an effort to right the wrongs, America has chosen to provide “entitlements,” robbing black, white, and other ethnicities the dignity of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness instead by enslaving millions to depend on the government, there is no life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness. Too many are asked to pay above and beyond their fair share to pay for entitlements, keep many dependent on the government to provide their needs and wants.
The very essence core of which had nothing to do with what Dr. King envisioned. True equality does not redistribute wealth in order to equalize things. It only serves to enslave. It destroys dreams by taking from some and giving to others, while the government continues to overtax and spend wrecklessly.
Dr. King’s speech, which includes: “… I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character….”
His words are a far cry from the entitlement mentality that is being propagated at the expense of the “certain unalienable rights,” which our forefathers recognized as being granted from our Creator. People are exploited and oppressed in the name of equality, but true equality is not taking from one to give to another, but rather the freedom of each to work hard and enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
In 2006, the movie, “The Pursuit of Happyness,” starring Will Smith and his son Jaden, gives a wonderful example of how a man, overcame difficult obstacles, to accomplish and realize his dream. He needed help along the way, as we all sometimes do. But he was determined not to remain dependent on the help of others, but to work hard and realize his dream. The movie was based on the true life events of Chris Gardner.
Sometimes those who cry loudest for equality and the very rights granted first by God and then by this country are the very ones who would murder innocent children through abortion. Martin Luther King’s niece, Alveda King is a strong proponent to the pro-life movement. She works to continue her uncle’s dream.
Reverend Wright, the former pastor of Obama and Michelle Obama stated, “King had a dream, Obama has a drone.” The president made a speech on Friday, following the comment about modest changes in the NSA that’s not likely to please the reformers or the agency.
So while we stop to celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream, let us remember that the core of it was true equality and the character of man, not the color of his or her skin. It had to do with men being free to live in harmony and goodwill toward each other, pursuing happiness.
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

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