I am thinking about the state of the nation. I have a question, “why deprive me to get what you want?” In other words, why should I give up my rights to give you your rights? Why if I stand on my morals and convictions, and you find it an offense, I am required to give up what I stand for to make you comfortable to stand for what you want? Without a compromise, there is no equal exchange. I’m only giving up my rights to support your rights. Where is the liberty and justice for all? Where’s the equality?
(Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., eloquently addressed the issues of race, equality, and unity. Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream Speech” is a road map to ensuring Liberty and Justice for All. The following are excerpts from Dr. King’s famous speech. His speech attest to the truth- until all is free none is free.)
This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”
And if America is to be a great nation this must become true So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring frorm the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!
But not only that: let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every
mountainside, let freedom ring.”
And when this happens, 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!”
(UNTIL THEN, the Dream for PEACE, LOVE, and HARMONY is incomplete and does not equal UNITY )