Dr. Martin Luther King would have turned 83 years old today. In his honor, the first Monday of each January is set aside in America to remember the life and contributions of this great political and spiritual leader.
On August 28, 1963, Dr. King delivered his masterful, “I have a dream” speech on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. That speech is still memorialized as one of the most eloquent, uplifting and inspirational addresses ever delivered by a freedom-loving citizen on American soil.
Modern technology makes Dr. King’s magnificent speech available to be read again and again, word for word, by referring to Reference 1.
Two of the most memorable passages from the MLK speech are these:
“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.”
And the following words with which King closed his classic:
“And 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!’”
Nearly 50 years after Dr. King shared his hope and dreams with the nation and the world, America is governed by an African-American President who has, in turn, appointed an African- American Attorney General, Eric Holder.
All these years later, one cannot help but wonder how the deeds and words of Barack Obama and Eric Holder might be regarded by Dr. King?
Would Dr. King find that the Obama-Holder sense of justice is consistent with that of men committed to abiding by the rule of law, rather than being prejudiced by skin pigmentation?
How might Dr. King react to the fact that members of the New Black Panthers Party defiantly intimidated voters at a polling place in Philadelphia during the 2008 elections, but that Attorney General Eric Holder refused to prosecute “his people” for such egregious interference?
And that Barack Obama enthusiastically supported Eric Holder’s racially-driven reluctance?
Where is the passion for “color-free” justice based on character? Do King’s words hold no meaning for the black President or Attorney General?
Full details about this incident and Holder’s disgraceful indifference are provided at Reference 2.
Of more recent vintage is Eric Holder’s shameful assault on the Voting Rights Act in South Carolina. As reported at Reference 3, in part:
As Eric Holder — the brains behind both the Fast and Furious gun-running scam and the decision to vacate a conviction of Black Panthers who stood at a Philadelphia polling place harassing white voters — would tell you, South Carolina is not interested in safeguarding the integrity of the franchise.Sadly, it appears as though the lofty standards of decency voiced by Dr. King are meaningless when it comes to our black President and Attorney General!
Those southerners are just trying to prevent minorities from voting. The hard-won battle over the Voting Rights Act is being overturned. Liberals need to prepare to resist or face a return to the ugly days of Jim Crow!
So, what’s really going on here? Liberals love to wax unbearably about culture, but they never want to ask the difficult questions about how one’s socialization into a political culture influences one’s view of the political world, or how that socialization shapes the way the struggle for political power is fought.
Obama’s Chicago is notorious for its corrupt voting practices.
In fact, one of the latest political jokes in Chicago is that there is now empirical and incontrovertible evidence that Muammar Gaddafi and Osama bin Laden are both dead.
Their names recently appeared on the city’s voting rolls.
In Obama’s world, elections are not contested; they are manipulated. In the 2008 Iowa caucuses, red and white chartered buses with Illinois license plates carried African Americans from Chicago to vote in Iowa. Obama’s ability to show that he could win in a rural, white, and somewhat conservative state like Iowa wasn’t a miracle; it was election engineering, the Chicago Way.
In anticipation of a hard-fought contest in 2012, President Obama wants to make sure that there is significant margin for voter fraud, especially getting illegal immigrants to vote. No one needs to tell you how illegal immigrants will vote. And pro-Obama organizations, like ACORN, have traditionally engaged in massive election fraud. Anything that enhances the integrity of the voting process works against Obama.”