Remembering MLK’s Vision of a Color Blind Society – Ken’s Thought of the Week
Editor: Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, President, American Center for Democracy (ACD)
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Time to Honor MLK’s Vision of a Color Blind Society – Ken’s Thought of the Week
Today, January 17, we are proudly celebrating the birthday of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK). Dr. King became the leader of the Civil Rights movement in 1955 and was the first President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference from 1957 to 1968, when he was tragically assassinated at the age of 39. He was a champion of peaceful protests, freedom for all, and for a country free of racial division and hatred. His speeches were hailed for their eloquence, as he preached tolerance and brotherhood.
Democrat Party’s identity-based “progressive” politics, which promotes the false narratives of CRT as facts, and supports organizations such as BLM and Antifa. All joined in hijacking and subverting his message. Indeed, they are actively reversing his fundamental beliefs.
We at Save the West remember and honor Dr. King with ten of his much admired and memorable quotes.
“I have a dream that my four 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.”
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'”
“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
“We must come to see that the end is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.”
“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
“Peace is not simply the absence of conflict, but the existence of justice for all people.”
“Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding.”
“The richer we have become materially, the poorer we become morally and spiritually. We have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.”
”I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may.”
As we celebrate what would have been the 93rd birthday of this true visionary, we are sad that many of today’s so-called “racial leaders” have forgotten the universal message of Martin Luther King, Jr., which he summarized in his 1963 speech: “I Have a Dream.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told us that the U.S. Constitution represents a “promissory note” to the entire population that cannot be defaulted on. As evidence, he cited the Declaration of independence, that the role of our government is to protect Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness for 100% of the population – without discrimination. These values are timeless and must never be forgotten. We must remember this now more than ever as America’s internal and external enemies strive to destroy our country and Western Civilization. Dr. King lost his life fighting for these values. We should continue where he left off and defend them, because our Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness are – as always – dependent on us, We the People.