OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM IS STUCK ON STUPID …
The Dexter McCarty Middle School in Gresha, Oregon has suspended an 8th grader, Alan Holme, for wearing a Battlecross t-shirt to school that supported out United States military. REALLY? The school gave the boy the choice between changing his shirt or going home. This wise and proud young American chose to go home. Alan Holmes stated, “I’m not changing into a Dexter shirt. They won’t let me wear a shirt that supports the people that keep us free, I’m not going to support them.” The loser from the school district responded with, “we have a policy on student dress and grooming. Weapons on a shirt are not appropriate in a school setting.” Really, patriotism and what allows a school to freely teach has nothing to do with our US Military?
Hmm, so the school can’t differentiate between supporting our trooper and the depiction of a gun promoting violence? Just curious, does the school system differentiate between good touch and bad touch? How about Muslims and radical Islam? Yeah, I thought so. This is just another case where the student has more common sense than adults. This is just more liberal, weeny indoctrination in our schools.
An Oregon middle school cracked down last week on a student who showed up in a battlefield cross T-shirt that said, “Standing for those who stood for us.”
Eighth-grader Alan Holmes’ T-shirt imagery of a rifle, helmet and boots denoting loss may have symbolized patriotism to him, but not to administrators at Dexter McCarty Middle School in Gresham who demanded the boy change his shirt and then suspended him when he refused.
“I’m not changing into a Dexter shirt,” the 13-year-old told Fox 12. “They won’t let me wear a shirt that supports the people that keep us free, I’m not going to support them.”
The showdown with the principal over Alan’s T-shirt took place Wednesday while emotions were still roiling in the state over the mass shooting at Umqua Community College that left a teacher and eight students dead.
WHAT A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS, THANKS BARACK OBAMA, DEMOCRATS AND YOU TOO GOP LEADERSHIP …
According to a recent Bloomberg poll, 72% of Americans believe that the United States of America has lost its greatness. This is the theme of GOP presidential candidate front-runner like Donald Trump and other political outsiders like Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. Americans are fed up with the direction that the leadership of both parties. But as the Bloomberg article is written, the reason “We the People” are fed up with politics, suspect the wealthy are getting an unfair edge, and think the country is going in the wrong direction. Sorry, that is only part of it. For if that were true, why would Americans be trowing their support behind business men and women like Trump and Fiorina who would fall into that class of privileged people? However, it is the three outside the Beltway, non-political candidates that are leading the pack of GOP presidential candidates in most all polls. People want change and they are fed up; however, note to Americans, you cannot just bitch and moan, you must actively do something about it.
Network: I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!!!
Americans are “fed up” with politics, suspect the wealthy are getting an unfair edge, and think the country is going in the wrong direction, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll that lays bare the depth and breadth of the discontents propelling outsider candidates in the Republican presidential field.
The survey shows that 72 percent of Americans think their country isn’t as great as it once was—a central theme of front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign. More than a third prefer a presidential candidate without experience in public office.
Three of the four candidates leading the Republican field fit that description: Trump, the first choice of 21 percent of registered Republicans and voters who say they lean that way, followed by neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 16 percent, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 13 percent, and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina with 11 percent.
EXIT QUESTION: We the People, its up to you whether you want America’s greatness back. No one is going to give it to you, it has to be taken. You do so by voting in the correct people into office and throwing out ones that have no business being there. Especially, the establishment candidates of both parties who are just there to go along to get along. This is supposed to be a government of, by and for the People. It was We the People who elected Barack Obama, not once but twice, and it was We the People who voted in establishment GOP candidates when you had the opportunity to send a message. Yes, I am calling you out Tennessee. Thank you so much for gibe us the likes of Corker and Alexander. How the hell a blood red Republican state could send two mushy middle, RINO’s to the US Senate is beyond me. And that hold true for the rest of the states where you had the opportunity to elect a candidate that would be different and actually uphold Republican ideals, principles and the platform. Not just get elected to stay in power.
AMERICA … TAKE YOUR COUNTRY BACK AND MAKE IT GREAT AGAIN .. ONLY YOU CAN!!!
22 Year Old One America News Host Tomi Lahren Tells Obama to “Be A Leader” Following the Death of 4 Marines & One Sailor in Chatanooga, TN
FINAL THOUGHTS FROM LAHREN …
What, you don’t know who Tomi Lahren is? You will after you watch the below VIDEO. The 22 year old has finally said what most Americans have thought and feel. She rips into Obama and the political hacks in Washington, DC and their failed startegy.Talk about being ‘On Pont’ … “‘I’ve had it with this failed strategy – this half-way, half-baked, tip-toe, be-friendly-to-Jihadis mentality pushed by this administration. Be a leader!”
“This won’t take long, but it’s important,” she said at the outset of her monologue. “Four United States Marines are now dead. Climate change didn’t kill them. Lack of free community college did not kill them. The income gap, wage inequality — nope, not those things either. Gay marriage? Nope. Oh, white racism? Not that either. So what did? President Obama, if you won’t say it, I will: radical Islam.”
Check out On Point with Tomi Lahren’s You Tube channel.
Happy Independence Day 2015 … Happy Birthday America … JULY 4, 2015 … “That to Secure These Rights, Governments are Instituted Among Men, Deriving their Just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA … JULY 4, 2015!!!
click on pic for fireworks, I remember recording this so many years ago
On this July 4th, 2015 as We celebrate Our American Independence. Remember that as our own government, that is supposed to be of, by and for the People, attempts to make “We the People” dependent upon government. As we celebrate American Independence with family and friends always remember that Freedom, Liberty and Independence are never free and come at a great cost. The great sacrifice of Our Founding Fathers and those who followed to protect our way of life should never be forgotten. A special thanks to those who made it possible for the words scribed in The Declaration of Independence 1776. Because the politicians of today would have been incapable of doing so.
Remember the sacrifice and the bravery of so many who fought against the British crown to create an Independent country of the United States of America. And so many after gaining our independence who gave their lives to protect and maintain those freedoms. TODAY, it is “We the People’s” job to maintain American independence as stated in the Declaration of Independence, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” America, that means that government gets its power from the people, not the other way around. NEVER FORGET THAT.
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. [...]
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. [...]
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood
I’m proud to be an American where as least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the USA
America the Beautiful for the late, great Ray Charles
What would the 4th of July be without this great song from School House Rock from the Bicentennial year of 1976 … ‘The Shot Heard ‘Round the World’. Generation of children grew up watching this VIDEO of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Sadly today, School House Rock became school house liberal indoctrination. Take a good look at the lyrics below from this video for all-time. Would the PC crowd of today demand that the word rebel flag be stricken? Do you think it matters to them or they have any understanding that Our Founding Fathers, those at the Boston Tea party and those who fought for Independence were the rebels?
“The British are coming! The British are coming!”
Now, the ride of Paul Revere
Set the nation on its ear
And the shot at Lexington heard ’round the world
When the British fired in the early dawn
The War of Independence had begun
The die was cast, the rebel flag unfurled
And on to Concord marched the foe
To seize the arsenal there you know
Waking folks searching all around
Until our militia stopped them in their tracks
At the old North Bridge we turned them back
And chased those Redcoats back to Boston town
And the shot heard ’round the world
Was the start of the Revolution
The Minutemen were ready, on the move
Take your powder, and take your gun
Report to General Washington
Hurry men, there’s not an hour to lose!
Now, at famous Bunker Hill
Even though we lost, it was quite a thrill
The rebel Colonel Prescott proved he was wise
Outnumbered and low on ammunition
As the British stormed his position
He said, “Hold your fire until you see the whites of their eyes!”
Though the next few years were rough
General Washington’s men proved they were tough
Those hungry, ragged boys would not be beat
One night they crossed the Delaware
Surprised the Hessians in their lair
And at Valley Forge they just bundled up their feet!
And the shot heard ’round the world
Was the start of the Revolution
The Minutemen were ready, on the move
Take your blanket, and take your son
Report to General Washington
We’ve got our rights and now it’s time to prove
On the eve of the 4th of July, America’s Independence Day … The LEFT is ruining this country.
According to a recent Gallup poll, only 54% of people say that they are “extremely proud” to be an American. This is down sharply following the 911 terror attacks in 2001 and the 70% who stated that they were extremely proud to be an American in 2003. The poll also showed that 27% say they are “very proud,” 14% say they are “moderately proud,” 4% are “only a little proud” and 1% state that they are “not at all proud.” The South is the most proud at 61%, then comes the Midwest, East and West at 55%, 50% and 46%, respectively.
Remember what Michelle Obama said in 2008, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country …”
So what is the reason why so many Americans are no longer extremely proud to be Americans? One would think that it could be a result of Barack Obama being President and his efforts to change America. But in looking at what parties say they are extremely proud to be an American. it is the Republicans at 68%, Independents at 53% and the Democrats bringing up the rear at 47%. So why are Democrats not proud? Is it because the Democrat party now resembles more socialism that the Democrat party of JFK?
As Independence Day approaches, most in the U.S. say they are proud to be an American, including a slight majority, 54%, who are “extremely proud.” The percentage saying they are “extremely proud” is slightly lower than in recent years and down from peaks at and around 70% between 2002 and 2004, after 9/11.
In addition to the 54% who are extremely proud to be an American, 27% say they are “very proud,” 14% say they are “moderately proud,” 4% are “only a little proud” and 1% state that they are “not at all proud.”
What is most telling of this Gallup poll is the age breakdown of those who say they are most proud to be an American. The younger the age demographic of this poll, the lower the level of being proud to be an American. With those who are 65 years of age and older, they are 64% “extremely proud” to be American, while the 18-29 crowd is at 43%. What else should we expect when they have been continually told be the LEFT, the liberal MSM, politicians, race-baitors and liberal politicians and educators that America is bad?
Once again we should send a shout out and a sarcastic thank you to the public schools and the liberal indoctrination that has passed for the education of children over the years. The liberals have successfully made the young not be proud of the country that provided them liberty and freedoms that they could never comprehend.
Donald Trump Announces He is Running for President in 2016 … ‘Our Country Needs a Truly Great Leader’ (VIDEO)
THE DONALD IS IN …
Yesterday, Donald Trump entered the already crowded Republican field for the 2016 Presidential race.The Donald’s announcement was very different from many of the other GOP candidates looking to become the next President of the United States. Why you ask? Because he did not mince words and went after the failings of Barack Obama, Democrats and all establishment politicians, including those in the Republican party. Trump stated that he “will be the greatest jobs president that God has ever created,” as well as going after China and Mexico. Trump said, “I’ll bring back our jobs from China, from Mexico, from Japan, from so many places .?.?. and I’ll bring back our money.”
Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he’s running for president and vowed to be America’s Mr. Fix It — tackling unemployment, illegal immigration and terrorism.
“I will be the greatest jobs president that God has ever created,” the billionaire declared during a 45-minute red-meat speech at Trump Tower, his company’s Fifth Avenue headquarters.
DONALD TRUMP ANNOUNCEMENT
Like him or hate him, The Donald is a different breed of candidate. Obviously we see where the liberal MSM stands and many so-called establishment, conservative pundits. Trump has a couple of things going for him; one, he is a leader. Two, he is not afraid of reading from the non-PC script and three, he is not a politician who is beholden to special interests and calls the establishment out as idiots and rips them for their ridiculous, moronic policies. Some want to call Trump a non-serious candidate, calling him a clown. I will admit he is not my number one choice, but what he brings to the political conversation and resonates with the people is the mood of many Americans that they are sick and tired of politicians, Democrat and Republican alike, who just care about their own power and either could care less about America and its citizens or are just too stupid to know better and do anything good to make change.
TRUMP: Well, you need somebody, because politicians are all talk, no action. Nothing’s gonna get done. They will not bring us — believe me — to the promised land. They will not.
As an example, I’ve been on the circuit making speeches, and I hear my fellow Republicans. And they’re wonderful people. I like them. They all want me to support them. They don’t know how to bring it about. They come up to my office. I’m meeting with three of them in the next week. And they don’t know — “Are you running? Are you not running? Could we have your support? What do we do? How do we do it?”
I like them. And I hear their speeches. And they don’t talk jobs and they don’t talk China. When was the last time you heard China is killing us? They’re devaluing their currency to a level that you wouldn’t believe. It makes it impossible for our companies to compete, impossible. They’re killing us.
But you don’t hear that from anybody else. You don’t hear it from anybody else. And I watch the speeches.
Trump rips the establishment politicians for being in the pocket of lobbyists, donors, and by the special interests, rather then working for “We the People”.
TRUMP: So I’ve watched the politicians. I’ve dealt with them all my life. If you can’t make a good deal with a politician, then there’s something wrong with you. You’re certainly not very good. And that’s what we have representing us. They will never make America great again. They don’t even have a chance. They’re controlled fully — they’re controlled fully by the lobbyists, by the donors, and by the special interests, fully.
Yes, they control them. Hey, I have lobbyists. I have to tell you. I have lobbyists that can produce anything for me. They’re great. But you know what? it won’t happen. It won’t happen. Because we have to stop doing things for some people, but for this country, it’s destroying our country. We have to stop, and it has to stop now.
The Donald shreds the stupid politicians who are destroying America.
I’ll bring back our jobs from China, from Mexico, from Japan, from so many places. I’ll bring back our jobs, and I’ll bring back our money.
Right now, think of this: We owe China $1.3 trillion. We owe Japan more than that. So they come in, they take our jobs, they take our money, and then they loan us back the money, and we pay them in interest, and then the dollar goes up so their deal’s even better.
How stupid are our leaders? How stupid are these politicians to allow this to happen? How stupid are they?
VICTORY FOR OLD GLORY … UC-Irvine Executive Cabinet VETOES Resolution Banning the American Flag from the Lobby of the Student Government Offices
COMMON SENSE FINALLY PREVAIL …
The University of California Irvine five member student executive cabinet has vetoed a resolution banning the American flag from the lobby of the student government offices. But this action on the part on UC-Irvine for anyone to even think of banning the American flag from anywhere on campus drew the attention of more than just the school. But this was just an example of a few liberal, America hating lunatics trying to overtake the process. From the reaction to their voting for the ban, it appeared that no one in the student body or the university administration for for this resolution.. In fact they were embarrassed. Also, the State government in Sacramento, CA are looking to propose a Constitutional Amendment that prevents state universities from ever banning the American flag. How sad is it though, that we have so many ingrates in this country that such an Amendment would have to be contemplated.
Maybe the best comment in response to this attempted hijacking of the American flag by six radical was by one UCI student, “I think its fine that they want to keep it, I mean this school is in America and it is the American flag so I don’t see what the problem is”.
In vetoing the resolution, the ASUCI Executive Cabinet made the following statement:
We fundamentally disagree with the actions taken by ASUCI Legislative Council and their passage of R50-70 as counter to the ideals that allow us to operate as an autonomous student government organization with the freedoms of speech and expression associated with it. It is these very symbols that represent our constitutional rights that have allowed for our representative creation and our ability to openly debate all ranges of issues and pay tribute to how those liberties were attained.
As students in an academic institution we encourage all students on campus to participate in open debate about a wide array of issues and to actively engage in academic curiosity, which lies at the backbone of a preeminent academic research institution. It is this freedom to be able to navigate and explore topics on a wide range of issues that we see at risk if we begin to engage in a particular form of regulation of free speech and its expression through symbols in any space associated with our organization.
Matthew Guevara and the 5 other America haters who voted in favor of R50-70 might want to rethink what it means to be an American and live in America. The ASUCI Legislative Council’s resolution, passed six to four on Tuesday, with two abstentions, a resolution calling for the removal of all flags, especially the American flag, noting that it “has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.” The clueless 6 might want to read the above statement from the student executive cabinet that soundly excoriated their ridiculous resolution.
University of California – Irvine Student Government Voted to Remove the American Flag from an “Inclusive Space” on Campus
HOW AND WHEN DID COLLEGE EDUCATED KIDS BECOME SO STUPID … AMERICA, YOU ARE ALLOWING THIS COUNTRY TO BE DESTROYED FROM WITHIN.
The University of California -Irvine student government voted this past week to exclude the American flag from the common lobby area of student government offices to promote cultural inclusion. WHAT? Are these people on drugs or is it just more liberal, mental disease? Here is liberal logic, to be more inclusive, you are being exclusive. BRILLIANT! The resolution, see below, that passed 6-4, also went on to say that “freedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible, can be interpreted as hate speech.” Yet another head shaking moment from college idiot liberals who have no sense of what makes the United States of America and for which it stands, One Nation under God and the home of the free and the brave.
A note to Matthew Guevara, add yourself to the list of other American flag haters
According to the Campus Reform, the bill, R50-70, was authored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara, and accuses all flags, especially, the American flag, of being “symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism.” Especially? Just another America hating hypocrite who hates the flag and what it represents, but who has no problem benefiting from the freedom and liberty provided by the American flag. Written by student Matthew Guevara of the School of Social Ecology, the resolution states.
“The American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism” and notes that flags “construct paradigms of conformity and sets homogenized standards.”
The resolution goes on to say that “freedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible, can be interpreted as hate speech.”
Maybe UC-Irvine, since they have no room for the American flag would also like to give up all the college funding that comes curtsey of the United States of America? As for ignoramus Matthew Guevara, who is against American exceptionalism and some how thinks the American flag represents colonialism, with all due respect go screw yourself. For Matthew Guevara and the rest of his ilk, maybe you would like to take a semester abroad at let’s say ISIS University and see just what it is like to live with no freedoms. If you make it back alive, maybe you will then understand what the American flag truly stands for.
The executive cabinet of UCI’s Associated Students on Saturday will consider vetoing the flag prohibition, which prompted the American’s flag’s removal from a lobby wall.
“It’s an iconic and symbolic representation of our values in the U.S.,” said Reza Zomorrodian, the Associated Students’ president who sits on the executive cabinet and opposes the ban.
The student council approved the resolution with a 6-4 vote and two abstentions. Matthew Guevara, the representative who authored the resolution, did not return email messages Friday.
The resolution lists 25 reasons for the ban, mostly relating to how the flag can be interpreted and viewed negatively or positively depending on one’s experiences. The resolution states that the American flag has been flown in times of “colonialism and imperialism” and could symbolize American “exceptionalism and superiority.”
Under the resolution, no flags of any nation can be hung in the office.
The Leftist MSM , otherwise known as the Obama/Democrat media complex is in a tizzy following Giuliani’s comments that Obama does not love America.
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani was at a private fundraiser for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker when he said the following, “When I hear the President speak I don’t believe that he expresses the love of America as much as he does criticism of America.” Of course the LEFT, the MSM and Democrats are aghast at such comments. REALLY? I know, how dare anyone question anything to do with Barack Obama, the Obamamessiah. They must be racist. Does the truth hurt, Barack Obama was not brought up the same as most people with a love of country.
“I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the President loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”
Honestly, who would not question someone who is president who continually feels the need to apologize for America? A president of the United States who cannot utter the words “radical Islam” or admit that radical Islam is at war with the United States? Instead, Obama tells us that we have to get off our high horses because of the Crusades that took place centuries ago and said that terrorists have “legitimate” concerns. WHAT? Sorry folks, had Jimmy Carter made such comments in the late 1970′s in dealing with Iran, had JFK made such comments regarding the Soviet Union or had FDR made comments like this regarding the Nazi’s, Italy or Imperial Japan during WWII, they all would have been rode out of office on a rail and called traitors, let alone been questioned about their love of America.
Look for the LEFT and the MSM to run with this as a news distraction and running cover for Obama rather than report on the domestic and foreign disasters that are currently taking place. CNN has already called Rudy’s comments ugly and divisive. Isn’t that rich … in that the former NYC mayor was talking about the most divisive president ever!
Rudy Guilliani went on Fox & Friends to explain what he meant by his comments, instead of having the Obama propaganda media doing it for him. Guilliani said that he was not questioning Obama’s patriotism, he was questioning Obama’s rhetoric in that you rarely ever hear him talk of America in glowing fashion like former presidents Ronald Regan or even Bill Clinton did. However, what you do hear from Obama at every turn is criticism of America. Sorry, but Guiliani is correct in his interpretation. Barack Obama does not talk about “American exceptionalism”. Obama does not talk about America being “a shiny city on the hill”. Obama cut his teeth being a community organizer, which by definition means that he is a community agitator who is against what exists and looks for change.
Probably what Guilliani really meant to say is not that he does not love America, but as president he does not express his love of America enough, but instead he talks of the criticism of it instead. Who honesty can say that Obama has been a cheerleader for America? His past and upbringing would prevent that from happening. Obama in his heart thinks America is a western colonialist country responsible for evils around the world and still holds slavery against the United States, even though a black president has been elected.
Like it or not, Rudy Giuliani spoke what many believe and all too many have been afraid to say. Thus the reason why Democrats are up in arms and most cowardice Republicans are too Lilly-livered and gutless to stand up and say so.
Rudy Giuliani Discusses what he meant regarding Obama not Loving America
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015 … One Day We “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”
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY – 2015 ... Continuing in our pursuit of “The Dream”.
Once again we meet on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015 and are asked to reflect on “The Dream” and the fact that we as a Nation have come a long way since the 1960′s. I personally make it a point every MLK day to listen to the words of the slain Civil Rights leader and his “I Have a Dream” speech and reflect on what it means and where we are today with that dream. Make no mistake about it America, we are a much better country for Martin Luther King Jr’s dream. The United States of America has come a long way. Do not let anyone ever tell you we have not. However, “The Dream” is much like being a Christian or life in general. You don’t just all of a sudden say, okay, I have reached my goal and nothing more is needed. Have we come a long way, yes. However, does that mean we have much more to do and always will, you betcha!
The greatness of MLK Jr’s message is that it is for all people, not just one to blacks and another to whites. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, and it was one of inclusion that we “will not be judged by the color of our skin but by the content of our character”. Do not let any one else try and interpret that dream for you. Never let those with an agenda that is so far from “The Dream” to make you feel less or call you something that you are not. It is sad to witness today that those that are considered Civil Rights activists are more about race hustling and division, than they are about “The Dream”. Martin Luther King Jr. was correct, it is never about the color of one’s skin, it is always about the content of one’s character. Always! Do not ever forget, it is always about character. Those who would highjack “The Dream” for their own self-serving purposes and agenda and try to divide us do America a disservice and do a disservice to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech – August 28, 1963
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
Full text of MLK Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, can be read here.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American 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.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
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 today.
And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!
But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”