A toast to heroes past and present

Today is Dr Martin Luther King Jr day.

I would like to propose a toast to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. You were the indispensable man of your time.

Any man or woman who champions the rights of mankind, is worthy of recognition and praise.

MLK fought for equal rights. For all mankind

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.[1] He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.[2] King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism.[3]

A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career.[4] He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. There, he expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society, and established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means.

Many confuse his achievements and desires with social justice and socialism. But as his niece contends, this was not what he fought for.

MLK fought for equal rights despite an overwhelming opposition. You can see that it was not an easy fight and that in this picture, he is scared, but bravery and self determination show through.

Many politicians and media groups seek to continue the black/white debate and operate under the guise of social justice. Their objective is to divide and conquer this country.

Where I grew up, there were very few black people, and I never once had a black person in my class at school…there were simply not enough living in the area I lived at. Any people of other ethnicity I did encounter, spoke with the same accent as me, and had similar interests. There was apparently no divide, and I was always taught to treat everybody the same.

I don’t understand the ideas behind race separation, discrimination and racism. I find it archaic and pathetic, and I hope with my generation it is diminished and gone for good.

I understand stereotypes, I understand that everyone has their little grievances. But with the election of President Barack Obama, I think we can put most of those to rest.

Back to social justice. It is a vile concept. For if all men are created equal, we all have a level playing field to start off from. But if we are to all end up in the same place. What’s the point?

In Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand states that once the government bureaucracy has grown too large, it no longer becomes worthwhile to produce anymore.

Ayn Rand also spoke about how racism is a primitive form of collectivism, and how it has no place in a free and capitalist society.

In a purely capitalist society, void of collectivism, members of any race may participate, and everything is determined by the individuals ability.

Henry Ford employed black people for the same rate that he hired white people. And thus, a max exodus of black people came from the south and moved to the north to produce car parts. There are still many black people living in Detroit today.

Watch the last minute of this video:

Between the innovations of Henry Ford, his colorblindness to ethnicity, and the steadfastness of MLK, black people today have the same opportunities as white people.

I think that special interests seek to divide people of race issues to promote their own agendas and voting blocks.

I think that we should restore the country to its foundations, maintaining the teachings from leaders such as MLK, and return prosperity to every man and woman in this country.

That is why I like Ron Paul, he is not racist and has no special agendas. Can you say this of President Obama, or the other republican candidates?

The true leaders of today are the ones without special agendas, who seek to uphold the values of freedoms for all men. So that all men are created equal.

As Ayn Rand once said ‘A culture is made – or destroyed – by its articulate voices’

I believe that to be true, and the freedom Dr Martin Luther King sought, however present today, must be upheld by today’s generation and for future generations to come. Freedom is a rarity in the world, and must always be spoken about with high conviction.

Here is a toast to Dr Martin Luther King Jr, a great leader of our past and to Dr Ron Paul, who I believe is a great leader in our time.

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