“I Have A Dream”

“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.'” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

FINALLY!!! Someone is saying to the world what I have been longing to hear (see Alfonzo Rachel’s video below). Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Dream” has been co-opted by the Democratic party. They have used it to further their liberal agenda, twisting it into something it never was. And the worst twisting and mangeling was done in the name of electing a black man to the office of President of the United States. I believe King would have been more interested in Obama’s policies and in his character than his skin color. (“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.”) He would have been deeply concerned about Obama’s associations. When I listen to King’s speech, I don’t hear anything about getting back at the white man or returning America to its “rightful owners.” In fact I hear a message of equal justice and liberty for all men. He truly believed in the promise of America and the American dream as written in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. Read some more quotes from King’s speech below, then watch the videos.

“The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.”

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”

“With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”

Text of King’s speech: http://www.usconstitution.net/dream.html

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Published in: on July 28, 2009 at 04:14  Leave a Comment  

JFK Was Right

John Kennedy once said to an assembled group of scholars in the White House, “I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

The Thomas Jefferson quotes below could prove his point:

“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

Very Interesting Quote:

In light of the present financial crisis, it’s interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

“Banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

Thanks to Pete Belardino for compiling these quotes.
Published in: on July 19, 2009 at 22:07  Leave a Comment  

Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor

How much do you know about the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence? When they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, they knew they were committing treason against the crown. Many did lose their property, their families, and even their lives. This is a very worthwhile read.

The Americans Who Risked Everything

Published in: on July 4, 2009 at 11:59  Leave a Comment  
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