DEAR READERS: Today marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a martyr
of the civil rights movement, who was shot to death at the age of 39 in 1968.
Dr. King rose to prominence because of his eloquence in pleading for
social justice and his persistence in the face of violent opposition. In 1964,
he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. His words of wisdom ring as true today as
when they were spoken during his acceptance speech:
said, "is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time:
the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to
oppression and violence.
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a
method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such
a method is love."
God bless America. May we as Americans learn from Dr.
Monday, January 15, 2007
From today's Dear Abby column: