This MLK Day, Remind Our Leaders to Champion Civil Liberties

Demand Your Elected Representatives Support Your Freedom

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“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.”

January 19, 2015—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that one day his children would “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”. It joys my heart as well to see that Dr. King’s dream is coming to light.

When I teach Sunday School I see a next generation that truly looks past previous racial boundaries and sees opportunities for friendship. While two children’s grandfathers may have never spoke a word to each other out of racial division, their grandchildren would not even understand the concept or purpose of the hate.

American culture has grown to fully understand truly free people respect the freedom of all people not just certain groups. Now let us remember this respect did not morph out of forced racial integration, affirmative action or any other authoritarian move by the government, but instead by the acknowledgement of minorities’ individual rights. It was not collectivist groups and rankings each with different levels of rights. This respect instead came from the personal relations that blacks, whites, and every race in between had together.

Few people hate others enough to deny themselves from profiting through trade with individuals different from themselves. And few people as well cannot grow to like someone that makes them money. The sad thing, though, is it seems this concept is lost on our leaders…

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