November 10, 2011

Dr. King Jr, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!" Hear his Niece

Here is Doctor King Jr.s

The I Have a Dream Speech


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In 1950's America, the equality of man envisioned by the Declaration of Independence was far from a reality. People of color — blacks, Hispanics, Asians — were discriminated against in many ways, both overt and covert. The 1950's were a turbulent time in America, when racial barriers began to come down due to Supreme Court decisions, like Brown v. Board of Education; and due to an increase in the activism of blacks, fighting for equal rights.
Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister, was a driving force in the push for racial equality in the 1950's and the 1960's. In 1963, King and his staff focused on Birmingham, Alabama. They marched and protested non-violently, raising the ire of local officials who sicced water cannon and police dogs on the marchers, whose ranks included teenagers and children. The bad publicity and break-down of business forced the white leaders of Birmingham to concede to some anti-segregation demands.
Thrust into the national spotlight in Birmingham, where he was arrested and jailed, King helped organize a massive march on Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963. His partners in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom included other religious leaders, labor leaders, and black organizers. The assembled masses marched down the Washington Mall from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, heard songs from Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, and heard speeches by actor Charlton Heston, NAACP president Roy Wilkins, and future U.S. Representative from Georgia John Lewis.
King's appearance was the last of the event; the closing speech was carried live on major television networks. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, King evoked the name of Lincoln in his "I Have a Dream" speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The next year, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The following is the exact text of the spoken speech, transcribed from recordings.

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.
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, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.
Martin Luther King, Jr., delivering his 'I Have a Dream' speech from the steps of Lincoln Memorial. (photo: National Park Service)
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.
But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.
As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating "For Whites Only". We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.
Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
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.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
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 from 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!"

Larry Kudlow, a response to your article on Mr. Cain's 9-9-9 plan

Enjoyed your article of 'Cain's 9-9-9 Tax Plan Isn't Perfect—But It's Better' and thought would share on the embedded tax portion of 999/FairTax Cain Plan.

It is fact that the average embedded tax in domestic product is 22%. Agriculture is of the same 22%, making the price of a loaf of bread 22% federal taxes. Imagine a baker gets paid by the employer and takes his net pay, with all those federal taxes taken, and goes around the counter to buy all the bread the check will buy for the local soup kitchen. The baker, employee will buy that bread with his net pay and get only 78% of the product as the federal taxes hidden will be 22% of his paycheck used to buy the bread.  The employee is double taxes with the benefit of the tax only appreciated once by Government.

If the Bakery sold imported bread, the worker could buy the same bread at a cheaper price as the burden of federal tax is not in the import price. By going to 999/FairTax, the estimated removal of federal taxes and compliance costs lower the price of domestic products, domestic bread, about 15%.  That same employee under FairTax will get his gross paycheck, less State and local tax and go around the counter and purchase bread. If the wage of the employee is in the 15% tax bracket, his paycheck will increase in net property of 15% plus 7.65% SSi and 1.8% medicare taxes, making the employee able to purchase the bread with all this paycheck increased about 24%.  The bread will see a drop in product price of about 15% that consists of 7.65% payroll, and corporate tax equalling about 4.2%, plus about 3% in compliance costs(conservative figures).

The Baker employee will then see on his sales receipt that the price of the bread under FairTax, with a 23% inclusive value of the price of the bread, the price of the bread including the sales tax equalling a net increase of bread purchase  of about 16%. The 15% reduction in price, plus the 23% FairTax rate, make the bread a cost of 8% greater then the price that included the 22% hidden tax. But this time the tax is only collected once, at point of sale on retail price. The Baker will benefit a purchase of about 16% more in value. 24% tax savings less the 8% price change equals a gain of 16%.

The FairTax plan has the prebate that makes no one taxes on any spending up to the ceiling level of poverty, per his family size, all citizens equally receiving the prebate, rich or poor, working or not working. Thus the baker will also receive the taxes he paid for the bread up to poverty wage spending, before the baker went to work that month.

I must say though, that the FairTax plan is tax revenue neutral, meaning that we should be breaking even in this scenario. The poor gain much under this system of FairTax. I will include a web link that defines what the burden of the FairTax will be for all income groups.
The best benefit of FairTax is not in the flow of money, but in the flow of jobs.  Imagine if you take out 15% of the cost of domestic goods and tax imports equally with the federal tax burden?  I was told it would only take the Steel Industry a 10% advantage over imports to flourish.  The greatest problem under FairTax is the growth will scare those who think you have to control free enterprise.  Foreign Governments will flock FairTax to counter the sudden explosion of USA competitiveness, especially within the USA.

I have a blogg that explains how we got into the fiscal plight we are in, here
Here is the link of FairTax burdens by income

Thank you for your fair journalism.
R. George Dunn
If everyone knew all there is to know, they would not do half the things they do, including myself, therefore I must foregive them, including myself.

Michigan Senate to take up Obamacare Healthcare exchange for the State. Read this and call

The Senate vote is today. Just received this info from Joan Fabiano.


Simple...."NO" TO SB 693 and establishment of MI Health Care Exchange."

Below are some facts if you wish to include, please as always include your contact info name, address, city zip. I will send a Roll Call of how each Senator voted

Republican Senators E-Mail :,,,, ,,,,, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

These Senator provide no direct e-mail address and require you to go online and fill out a short form.

I am opposed to the creation of a Health Care Exchange in Michigan

Recent developments have strengthened the case for refusing and/or adopting a prudent 'wait and see' policy.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry flat-out said "No!" to creating exchanges.
In August Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback ordered that $32 million in PPACA exchange grants be returned, and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin returned $55 million in April. Florida's Gov. Rick Scott, has rejected $2 million in federal grants.

According to Health Insurance Advisory Org, Sep 04 201
South Carolina Governor Haley said the federal plan is not the right fit for the state and has declined to accept millions of federal funds to set up a medical insurance exchange

And On Sept, 27, 2011 the AP reported that Arkansas Democrat Governor, Mike Beebe is unlikely to seek a $3.8 million grant to research how to establish a health insurance exchange in Arkansas because several top Republican lawmakers have told him they oppose the plan." House Minority Leader" John Burris said in a letter also signed by other top Arkansas GOP stated, " We believe a cautious 'wait and see' approach is the right policy for several reasons,"

According to a Sept. 24, 2011 by The Mackinac Center for Public Policy article,..."health care policy expert Ed Haislmaier of the Heritage Foundation, said, 'these grants come with strings attached that increasingly commit the state to creating an Obama care exchange."
The article goes on..."states may retain little if any meaningful "control" even if they do create their own exchanges, because these will have to comply with reams of ever-changing federal regulations, most of which have not even been written yet "

Health policy expert John Graham of the Pacific Research Institute wrote on Sept 22, 2011 "State politicians are no longer fooled by the argument that if they do no collaborate to establish state-based exchanges, the federal government will enter their state and do it for them. Recent close reading of the law has debunked this notion. As written, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has (at least) two clauses that will prevent this from happening ...The likelihood of exchanges being up and running by January 2014 is vanishingly close to zero. Indeed, they may not exist at all except in very few states — whether or not President Obama wins re-election."

According to National Council of State Legislators, "In response to the federal health reform law, now known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA),...some members of at least 45 state legislatures have proposed legislation to limit, alter or oppose selected state or federal actions."

As of Sep 04 2011, only sixteen states and Washington D.C. have accepted federal funds thus far, to establish healthcare exchanges accordin

If everyone knew all there is to know, they would not do half the things they do, including myself, therefore I must foregive them, including myself.