His Words Still Matter
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.- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr 1963
The world is a bit of a crazy place these days. Occasionally though, we can find things that give us hope that one day it will be a bit more normal.
In light of the craziness that happened last week when Kanye West had the audacity to praise President Donald Trump and all hell broke loose on the internet, I found this little ray of light. Someone who has lived what Dr. Martin Luther King spoke of at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.
John James is one of four people running for a United States Senate seat in my home state of Michigan and one of two Republicans running for the GOP nomination. (I hope to have all four on my show at some point during the election process and I am not a member of either party or a supporter of any candidate. I’m one of those wily independent types that consultants hate.)
During the NAACP 63rd annual Fight for Freedom Dinner at Cobo Hall in Detroit on Sunday, John James tweeted this message which in part said this.
I do not have a black message, I do not have a white message. I have a message of experience, empathy and energy
From the Detroit @NAACP Dinner: I do not have a black message, I do not have a white message. I have a message of experience, empathy and energy and our values—God and country, faith and family, service before self—are resonating. >> https://t.co/w4h9ewvOtn 🇺🇸 #LetsFlyMI #MISen pic.twitter.com/MwiYCjo0Tl
— John James (@JohnJamesMI) May 7, 2018
While those are just words, they are important words and in the same vein of what Dr. King continuously preached and more importantly lived. I hope all the candidates that are running for office in my home state and across the country start living up to those ideals.
Dr. King is watching to see if we do.