Monday, January 19, 2009

In Memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Today, let us pause to remember the legacy of Dr. King: A legacy of non-violence, love, and struggle. A legacy that has brought us to another victory on the road to end racism and discrimination with the inauguration of President Obama on Tuesday. A legacy we all wish the rest of the world would emulate.

In this world of strife, I believe that injustice and conflict can best be overcome by non-violence and patient struggle instead of violence, if the world would but really listen to Dr. King's words.

I look at the suicide bombers in the Middle East and know that few people in other parts of the world will ever support their cause because most people want to live in peace. What they are doing does not represent a value system with which most of the world agrees. The lessons and victories of Dr. King and Gandhi are clear, but they do not see.
"At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love." [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]
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