Reflections on Martin Luther King Day

Today is Martin Luther King Day, set aside for the man who spearheaded the Civil Rights movement, trying to make change through peaceful means, for violence only breeds violence. He was the founder of a revolution, but it was of words and pen and example that won the day, not ammunition and weapons. It coincides with the inauguration of the second term of Barack Hussein Obama, the first African American President of the United States. That is where comparison of achievement ends. BH Obama could not hold a candle to Dr. King.

As Frice at Human Events wrote in 2006, wrote of the Republican Party and civil rights:

… From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks.

The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s. During the civil rights era of the 1960s, Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools. …

Democrat President John F. Kennedy is lauded as a proponent of civil rights. However, Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act while he was a senator, as did Democrat Sen. Al Gore Sr. And after he became President, Kennedy was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph, who was a black Republican. President Kennedy, through his brother Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist in order to undermine Dr. King. In March of 1968, while referring to Dr. King’s leaving Memphis, Tenn., after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd (W.Va.), a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, called Dr. King a “trouble-maker” who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Not enough black Americans recognize this fact, even today. If so, they would have seen through Barack Hussein Obama’s facade when he was a US Senator from Illinois (ironically called the Land of Lincoln) and not voted for him in 2008 and especially see him “serve” a second term.

With Martin Luther King, there was no facade  He was earnest and sincere, and sought understanding between ethnic groups, dreamed of a unification of America. BH Obama has not unified America, it has divided it, in the political tactic that was established in ancient Greece by Alexander the Great’s father and used extensively in the Roman Empire – Divide and RuleDivide et impera.

Senator Barry Goldwater ran for presidential office against LB Johnson in 1964, being president because JFK was assassinated. It is ignored and not recognized that Senator Goldwater’s goal if he became president was to stop the passing of discriminatory laws and end the requirement of enacting federal civil rights legislation. In President Johnson’s inaugural address he devoted only 35 words to the civil rights issue and he did not mention voting rights. In 1967, angry over Dr. King’s protests against the Vietnam War, Johnson was wrongly attributed to referring to Dr. King as that nigger preacher in the 2006 article. It was President Harry S. Truman (Democrat) who called Congressman Adam Clayton Powell that damned nigger preacher. However, President Johnson was noted for breaking out into profanity with words added like “nigger”. One example was when Johnson was talking about his political career and his wife, Lady Bird …

I talk everything over with my wife. Of course … I have a nigger maid, and I talk my problems over with her, too.

Richard Nixon, a Republican was noted for making derogatory remarks concerning black Americans.

Martin Luther King Jr. was neither a Republican or Democrat, although his father was a member of the Republican Party. He was a promoter of peace and coexistence, equality, and moral character.

In memory of Martin Luther King, who should have been the first black American president instead of the liar in the Oval Office now, judging him by his character and not his race – I present some of Dr. King’s notable quotations, my favorite:
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive our hate; only love can do that.
  • Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
  • 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.
  • Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
  • He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
  • A genuine leader is not a search for consensus but a molder of consensus.
  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenges and controversies.
  • I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
  • To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
  • I look to the day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.  
  • We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
  • Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
  • If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.
  • Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
  • The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
  • The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
  • Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
  • Never forget that everything Hitler did in German was legal.
  • The time is always right to what is right.
  • I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.

Today there is a disturbing movement that has forgotten what Dr. King had instilled and perpetuated.

A movement replacing the ultimate authority of God with the delusional and false authority of government that no longer believes in self-government.
A movement is replacing one racist bias with that of another – against the philosophy of Dr. King.
A movement that promotes unconstitutional legislation and policies enacted by those entrusted to operate OUR federal government and citizens that follow like sheep or remains quite while the political elite perform their evil acts.
A movement that falsely dictates and followers blindly believe that the Founders and the Framers of the Constitution of the United States and its amendments is “old school”; thereby be ignored because it is irrelevant to modern issues. Wisdom is ageless, just as Truth is not to be ignored; no matter if it was said 2,500 years ago, sixty years ago, or yesterday.

Jesus of Nazareth, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, Edmund BurkeFrancis Bacon, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, and Ron Paul all spoke truth and wisdom. There will be present and future great thinkers and true leaders as well. They will not and should not be considered passe’.

A movement where those that commit criminal acts or ethical transgressions use their office and race to counter accurate and truthful accusations, thereby using race as an excuse to do wrong.
A growing ideology where separatist ethnic groups demand equality and respect, while offering none in return, and loyal to political and racial organizations rather than their country as a nation and its people as the sum of the whole.
A growing consensus insists that Americans be tolerant, as our traditions and Constitutional amendment dictates, despite infiltration of an intolerant and violent religion within the infrastructure of our government and American society whose goal is totalitarian and theocratic global dominance over the grave of freedom and liberty.
A growing consensus that our nation’s fall from grace as the most just and constitutional nation is caused because of the articles and amendments of the US Constitution are outdated and no longer apply; when in fact, it is the falling away of constitutional law that has caused the despair, woes and loss of freedom and liberties we face today.
A majority of people, who vote based upon what they view in political advertisement and the word of the mainstream media – or just as delusional, based upon the candidate’s ethnicity.
If Americans in 2012 (and 2008) would have listened to the words and wisdom of Martin Luther Kingand voted based on character, BH Obamawould not even held office as a US Senator of Illinois, maybe not even a community organizer.
Check out Human Events of how altered history has influenced the minds of Americans – ignoring truth. Sadly, the erroneous and historically incorrect statement was made at a memorial of MLK – who promoted truth and believed good character was important. But of course, we are talking about an American who sides with communists in Latin America over our nation’s sovereignty and principles of freedom and liberty. Danny Glover is still reliving in the 1860s and 1960s. MLK statement of character does not apply to Mr. Glover.

Character does matter.

If a president commits adultery in the Oval Office, it is not his private life, but transgression against the ethical behavior of the President of the United States.

If corrupt and unethical people are associates of a congressional or presidential candidate, it is not prejudice to assume that the candidate is without moral and civic character.
Barack Hussein Obama’s transgressions against the Constitution of the United States and its amendments is not racial – it has to do with his poor character; surrounding himself with staffers and czars of equal lack of character.
Martin Luther King is an example of good character, a man of wisdom, and conveyor of truth. If history could be changed, America would have been far better to have the first “black” President of the United States in the likes of Dr. King who believed in what is inside a person and not what appears on the outside.
I am glad America has set aside a day for such a great American whose life ended tragically and short of realizing his dream.

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.