Today is Martin Luther King Day. There is not much I can say here that has not already been said about how special this day is and what it means. Martin Luther King had a dream that he tried to make a reality. He succeeded for the most part but clearly there is still work to be done, as evidenced with the events that transpired in Tuscon. Dr. King protested by peaceful means. His adversaries responded by violence and hateful rhetoric. Today’s climate of political discourse has seemed to me, moved away from what Dr. King was trying to promote.
I think that today is a day to reexamine and reflect what makes this country great: democracy, equal opportunity, and it’s diversity. Our differences is what make us stronger and it allows us to make our democracy work while giving all the opportunity to reach their highest goals and aspirations.
I have a dream that we wil alll be able to live up to Dr. Kings dream.