Tuesday, February 22, 2011

30 ft. statue of Martin Luther King, Jr to be unveiled on D.C.'s National Mall

It's about frikken time!

From the Daily Mail UK:
"The memorial will be positioned in a direct line between those dedicated to legendary former leaders Jefferson and Lincoln in the open-air national park, where King delivered his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech in 1963.

Dedication of the memorial will take place on August 28 this year, the 48th anniversary of the historic speech.

Jefferson and Lincoln - both of who appear in the famous Mount Rushmore sculpture - are widely regarded of two of the greatest ever leaders of the U.S."
I haven't heard about this. Have you heard about this?
"Twenty-five years in the making, King's memorial will be the first memorial on the National Mall to honour a non-U.S. President.

It will contain excerpts of his sermons and public addresses to serve as living testaments of his vision of America."

The Daily Mail's eulogy of Dr. King is fitting and proper, but I take exception to their declaration that MLK Jr. was a "leader in the history of modern American liberalism." His leadership is unquestioned, but it wasn't in liberalism. It was in conservatism, and a conservative understanding of the Constitutional principles writ large at the founding.

Dr. King had a dream that "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,'" and that people "will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

These words stand in stark contrast to liberalism's insistence of preference based on race; politics based on race; education based on race; and selective outrage based on race.

I have no doubt Dr. King would've cheered Morgan Freeman's proclamation to abolish 'black history month.'

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