Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today, is a really important day for a variety of reasons but for me its important because Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights leader who fought hard so people could be treated equally.
Today we deal as a nation are dealing with a lot of struggles surrounding civil rights, Women’s Rights, Voting Rights, Privacy and more.
I wonder if Martin Luther King, Jr. would march on these issues if he were alive today and while I can’t know for sure there is a part of me that thinks he would.
I personally have a dream too and that is that someday our political system will serve the people it was created to represent and will not attack or repeal rights that were created to bring equality to classes of individuals and that politicians will not manipulate voting in order to win an election.
The famous passage from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech:
“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, 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 the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
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.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.”