America – On Coming Together As A Nation

Americans need to unite for a purpose. A purpose we can all agree upon. Left or Right, Catholic or Atheist, TEA Party or Socialist, all Americans do agree, I think, upon one thing, at least: That the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a successful movement for positive social change in America, which was founded upon fundamental American principles, and which increased liberty, freedom, and dignity for black Americans.

Dr. King chose to establish his social movement upon the bedrock of American principles, which are outlined in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” See: http://www.constitution.org/usdeclar.htm

“In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” See: http://www.mlkonline.net/dream.html

Is there anyone in America, on the Left or the Right, who disagrees with what the Declaration says, here? Is there anyone in America, on the Left or the Right, who disagrees with Dr. King’s having used this most fundamental of American principles?

To watch Dr. King’s speech: “I Have a Dream”, please see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbUtL_0vAJk&feature=player_embedded

To read my many essays concerning Dr. King’s use of the Declaration of Independence and its Natural Law foundation, please see: https://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/tag/martin-luther-king-jr/

To read an excellent book, which is relevant to this subject, The Abolition of Man, by C.S. Lewis, please see: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/arch/lewis/abolition1.htm

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5 Responses to America – On Coming Together As A Nation

  1. jonolan says:

    No; I can’t agree with that. MLK wasn’t successful. His people wouldn’t, by and large, do their part. They did assimilate into American culture as MLK wanted, choosing to remain exilic instead.

    • I disagree. I think MLK was a success, and I think blacks are more equal now than ever before. The last time I stood before a federal judge, who, thankfully, was a very wise man, he was a black man. My court appointed (thanks to Miranda v Arizona) attorney was a woman and the US prosecuting attorney was also a woman. I was virtually the only white guy in the room, except for the guys (US Marshals) who led me into and out of court that day.

      • jonolan says:

        Then we disagree. I think that’s because we have a different focus from each other.

        Yes, Blacks were granted more legal rights but MLK’s dream of assimilation hasn’t happened. The Blacks, by and large, remain a “foreign” culture within the US’ borders and actively strive to maintain that separate – quasi-separatists actually – identity.

        That’s why I say that MLK’s movement was a failure. It failed to achieve one of his two major goals and that failed-to-be-reached goal was the one that would permanently ended the problems.

  2. I don’t think blacks “actively strive” to be separate. Where are you getting that idea from? The Amish are intentionally self-ghettoized, but not blacks. What proofs do you offer for such an assertion? The Amish case is easily proven, but not yours, in my opinion.

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