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 Post subject: MLK Assassinated on this day
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:49 pm 
On this day, 4th of April, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, 39 years ago.

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Hard to believe...time passes too fast. :(

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I remember watching it on the TV. Time flies.

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 Post subject: Beyond Vietnam: 40th Anniversary of King's Landmark Antiwar
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Forty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King gave the speech "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence." It was April 4, 1967 -- a year to the day before he was murdered. He was speaking at the Riverside Church here in New York. King billed the speech as a declaration of independence from the war and called the United States: "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today."

Read what he had to say at the link. 40 years ago, and it still pertains to today's America.

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Is there any public figure now who would deliver such a speech and call it "Beyond Iraq: A Time to Break Silence"?

Probably not... :(

It's unfortunate, but we don't have any really good orators anymore...or at least they're not speaking publicly...and I don't think Newt counts.

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 Post subject: Newt the Salamander
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Unfortunately, Newt more resembles his salamander name sake than his full name sake of Newton. The closest things we have to this type of speaker now are the two former presidents of Carter and Clinton. There is notable dearth among the current contenders.

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Unfortunately, Newt more resembles his salamander name sake than his full name sake of Newton
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That's true...those two fellows are indeed gifted in public speaking. After listening to Bush (when I can stand to) for six years +, it's almost impossible to remember what it was like to have a president who could speak coherently and intelligently.

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