Monday, August 26, 2013

"'We’ve gone from Martin Luther King to Reverend Al Sharpton"

"The irony isn’t merely rich. It’s tragic. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'I Have a Dream' speech this week, the Obama Justice Department is suing the state of Louisiana to stop it from distributing school vouchers to kids seeking to escape failing schools. ...
In King’s 1963 speech, he told of his 'dream' that his four children would '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.'
That dream remains noble, but it hasn’t been advanced by a civil-rights leadership that opposes school choice and often follows an 'I have a scheme' method of activism. As liberal journalist Margaret Carlson of Bloomberg News said last Friday: 'We’ve gone from Martin Luther King to the Reverend Al Sharpton, and . . . it’s very dispiriting.' It’s also deplorable that King’s dream as been sullied by an administration that claims King’s mantle but acts against the interests of children so that they can be counted 'by the color of their skin." - John Fund, National Review Online
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