Perverting the legacy of MLK

Despite federal employees having been given a “liberal leave” day to attend the ceremonies, only 20,000 total attendees were at the 50th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. 100,000 were expected. I’m thinking this says more about today’s black leadership than about King’s legacy.



2013_08 Tim Scott not welcome at MLK march

It is sadly and painfully apparent that Dr. King’s successors have outright ignored his inspiring words:

“And that is something that I must say to my people who stand on the worn threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” Rev. MLK Jr.

Even if you don’t like Rush, this is really worth the time. He makes some very good, very valid points.

Limbaugh: Left Turning MLK Into A Commodity [8:36]

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” Martin Luther King Jr.

H/t Pistol Pete



Filed under Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Civil Rights, Martin Luther King, Republicans, Talk Radio, Tim Scott

3 responses to “Perverting the legacy of MLK

  1. iowahawkblog sums up why Senator Scott wasn’t invited in one tweet

    1963: you can’t have that job because you’re black.
    2013: you can’t be black because you have that job.


  2. Brilliant tweet about MLK event: The only Republican at the MLK event can’t speak.

    It’s accompanied by a picture of Democrats in front of the Lincoln Memorial.


    • “If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago, and a racist today.” –Thomas Sowell