Posted by Tina
The President addressed a crowd of an estimated 20,000 people on the Mall today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther Kings’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. He spoke well and seemed to be sending the message that anger and revenge were not the paths that would bring equality and justice. However he continued to send the partisan message that equality could only be achieved through government redistribution and force. Instead of taking the opportunity to celebrate Dr. King and his purpose he chose to make this a day of politics as usual. Instead of creating a unified day of celebration this administration chose to attract a gathering to highlight division to mark the 50th anniversary of the Dream speech.
This event could have been, and should have been, a national event free of politics. It could have been a moment when America declared itself to be unified behind liberty, justice and opportunity for all. It could have been a day that showed the world that the vast majority of Americans can and do set aside differences to live, work, and celebrate side by side in peace. This could have been an event that marked the historic election to high office of Barack Obama and it could have marked the achievements of other minority men and women, those who always seem to go unnoticed and uncounted…like Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, Elaine Chao, and many others. It could have been a celebration that included those who have risen from poverty to achieve the American Dream. But it wasn’t that kind of day and it’s a shame, particularly at a time when the world sorely needs the light of freedom to shine brightly.
Can you imagine how many people of all races would have attended, and been blessed by the experience, had this administration shown real leadership and placed america above their extremely partisan redistribution and special groups/special rights agenda?
It would have been an awesome moment in America!
But before that will ever happen the left will have to give up its divisive, hateful political message, a message they have exploited for fifty years to frighten people for political contributions and votes.
Yes, this was a day of solemn remembrance but it was definitely a squandered opportunity.