Monday, January 15, 2018

Insufficient Funds

In celebration of the birthday of America's greatest civil rights leader, I'd like to present one of my favorite parts of the 'I Have A Dream' speech:

"In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice."

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., August 28th, 1963

Peace, Love, and Equality,

Barking Alien

1 comment:

  1. We only have each other now. We must do everything possible to take care of our loved ones, neighbors, and even strangers. We must be as kind as possible because our government sure as hell isn't Interested in its people. Resist.