Yesterday was the federal holiday known as Martin Luther King’s Birthday, a day set aside to honor the birth of a man who did much for the people of this nation; all people not just black people. I have posted about Dr. King before and have said before that many of the opportunities that I have had which led me to where I am today are due in part to the work of Dr. King.
So I was enjoying my day off from work and thinking about Dr. King and our first Black President (if you don’t count Bill Clinton who claimed the title for himself). President Obama would not be President now if it weren’t for the struggles of Dr. King. The President made speeches and served food in a homeless shelter and dedicated a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation to the memory of Dr. King.
I found the President’s activities curious. You see I think if Dr. Martin Luther King were alive today, he would have little to do with and little good to say about Barack Hussein Obama. Dr. King’s approach to social change was to make America actually live up to the beliefs it professed. A copy of the Constitution would have been more appropriately displayed in the White House since it gave and guarantees freedom for all men born in this country, not the Emancipation Proclamation. President Obama wants to force change down the throats of Americans. And he is not above back room deal making to forward his socialist agenda. He has little respect for the Constitution.
And that point would be the biggest split between Dr. King and President Obama. I believe Dr. King would insist that Barack Obama prove beyond all doubt that he IS an American Citizen and therefore qualifies to be President. I think he would call on the President to cease the closed door sessions of congress on Obamacare and live up to his promise of transparency in government.
Of course I can’t prove any of this. Dr. King was human and had his failings. Had he lived until today would he be as respected as he was in the late sixties or would he be a politically impotent has-been like Jesse Jackson and other survivors of that time?