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Some Quotes From Martin Luther King, Jr.

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KI

I thought is prudent to remember eight quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.

To all conservatives especially those in Congress:

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggles.

To all Leftists/ liberals/ progressives/ Democrats:

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

To those who govern and legislate by consulting the latest polling data:

A genuine leader is not a seeker of consensus but a molder of consensus.

To Barack Obama the next time he governs by Executive Order:

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

To those who oppose true educational reform based on choice and which encourages the disadvantaged to remain on the public educational plantation:

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character– that is the goal of true education.

To the advocates of affirmative action, slavery reparations, quotas, and preferential treatment:

I look to the day when all people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

To the current crop of civil rights “leaders” who excuse away unlawful behavior and the “demonstrators” in Ferguson, Missouri and elsewhere:

The limitations of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it.  Hence, rioting is not revolutionary, but reactionary because it invites defeat.  It invites emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.

To everyone who cares about the direction of this country under Barack Obama:

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.