On the actual birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, January 15, Obama announced that he'll address the nation on his new gun control plans. Folks it's the beginning of a new era for America. On January 16, 2013, the oval office leader will alone decide the fate of our nation and what he thinks is best for us. Congress isn't passing the bill into law and America isn't getting a say in the law either, not even a chance to protest like Martin Luther King, Jr.
By executive order, Obama will make his own rules regarding gun control with the aid of Joe Biden. As many folks know Joe Biden is pretty good at mucking up a simple debate, so this should be quite interesting to observe. Obama is stepping out of the limelight per usual, as he doesn't like to be in the hot seat for any possible backlash; let's put Biden there, he'll do anything.
In 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated by a gunman. King a black activist for nonviolence and civil rights for all people, led the March on Washington with thousands of others in protest of the government. King protested the Vietnam War and he would undoubtedly support Obama's gun control bill;however. the question remains as to whether he would support the government signing a bill into law by executive order.
Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC) led a heated debate in Congress on October 3, 1983, that was against making MLK's birthday a federal holiday. Helms reasoned it was too costly to pay a nation of federal employees to honor a private citizen. Reagan agreed but signed the bill into order after it passed through Congress.
Helms and Senator John Porter East (R-NC) tried to stop it by submitting a 300-page document to Congress alleging King had associations with communists. New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) declared the document a "packet of filth", threw it on the Senate floor and stomped on it.
The bill passed and since 1986 we have celebrated Martin Luther King Day on the third Monday of January. This year the federal day of celebration will be January 21, 2013, which coincides with the paid holiday for the Presidential inauguration.
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