Monday, January 17, 2005

Happy MLK day!

Happy Martin Luther King day, evrybody. Let's all sit and think about something. Many times, we find ourselves speaking of the "Founding Fathers" as some phrase reserved for the guys we see on money, or those that fought in the Revolutionary War or signed the Declaration. No so, I say. I believe that we actually have a growing list of those who we might consider a "Founding Father" in every sense of the phrase. FDR comes to mind, as does Lincoln and even John Wesley Powell. But on the short list of modern American Greats, there is one man who triggered change so profound and so powerfull, it is hard to imagine where we would be without him. Less than forty years ago, we had a country that was literally incomplete. We had democracy, but unjust democracy. So I'll ask; Where would we be without MLK? And was there a more important person in the second half of last century?

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