Monday, January 21, 2008

Martin Luther King Day

It's that time of year again. Time to remember and honor perhaps the greatest American of the 20th century. He was a leader, a uniter, and a dreamer. These are the things we need most right now. Forty years after his death, we still haven't realized his dream. It's important to remember that. It's more important to keep working towards it by promoting the message of freedom, justice and equality for all people. I don't dwell on how we've failed to bring it about; I dwell on how we can finally achieve it. It would be nice if he was still around, getting people to listen to the message as only he could, but remember this: he showed us how to get there. All we have to do is keep following his guidance. He died but his spirit lives on and there's no reason we can't make America the place it needs to be, not just for Americans but for all the people of the world who are weak and downtrodden. Never give up. Martin Luther King Jr. didn't.

Watch the "I have a dream" speech, and remember.

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