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The truth about Dr King and his most famous speech
Free at last!
The truth about his speech and beliefs!
This year, 2012, I hope that we Americans finally listen to what Dr. King really taught! We have been confused about his actual beliefs for far too long.
This article is based on his "I have a dream" speech.
By the way, it was no mistake that this historic speech was given in front of the Lincoln Monument!
Dr. King wanted peace and equal treatment for people of all races. He wanted abuse of anyone based on the color of their skin to stop.
Dr. King wanted no one to be imprisoned for something they did not do, and he wanted no one to be excused of a crime that they committed based on the color of their skin. He wanted justice and fairness, in other words! He wanted us to be judge by our actions and character, not our race.
Dr. King wanted fellowship between all Americans, no matter what their color was. He did not want whites to hate blacks, nor did he want Black Americans to hate whites.
He wanted all to be able to vote, become educated, and work where we are qualified to. He wanted no one to be denied or given an education because of the color of their skin, he wanted no one to be denied or given a job because of the color of their skin, and he wanted all of us to be free and to be treated the same.
Dr. King wanted freedom and believed heartily in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Yes, he wanted more freedom, not more government!
Dr. King was sold on the principles of the freedom to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness not for some but all! He believed that our creator had given us unalienable rights!
He asked with all of his conviction, "Let us not seek to quench our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred". he did not want Black Americans to look back in anger, not even in regards to slavery. He wanted white Americans and Black Americans, to trust and live with each other in peace and harmony! He wanted equality, not partiality! He wanted peace and freedom, not violence and tyrrany!
When people come out this week and talk about affirmative action, and the need to vote for black candidates only, remember that this is their message and not his! He wanted equality, not partiality or racial bias. Dr. King preached love, freedom, and colored blindness.
Please do not take my word for it. Read his speech, love all of your fellows and remember that we are Americans! We are called to love, help, and defend God's Children, regardless!
The beginning of his speech-
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
And 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 snow-capped 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 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!
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