• August 22, 2014

Killeen, NAACP mark anniversary of King speech

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2 comments:

  • Eliza posted at 2:11 pm on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    Eliza Posts: 712

    Dr. Kings speech was to my thinking, one of the most magnificent speeches I have heard or read. What a wonderful orator of words he was.-

    My special favorite lines from his Dream speech were his words,

    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 would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    and then he later followed them with the words;

    But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm 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.

    I believe he like our forefathers meant, when they themselves wrote the Peoples Constitution, at which time they said , 'let those in our future decipher our words in the way they were meant at the time they were stated'.

    King left his words of warning about bitterness and hatred for the young and any others to decipher and who was willing to understand.
    Hoping they would know what he was taking of and let no one who couldn't understand or accept his words , influence them otherwise.

    God Bless MLK , for his many words of wisdom he left for us all.

     
  • Eliza posted at 11:10 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    Eliza Posts: 712

    Dr. Kings speech was to my thinking, one of the most magnificent speeches I have heard or read. What a wonderful orator of words he was.-

    My special favorite lines from his speech was his words,

    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 would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    and then he later followed them with the words;

    But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm 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.

    I believe he like our forefathers, meant when they wrote the
    Peoples Constitution, and when they said ,let those in our future decipher our words in the way they were meant at the time they were stated.

    King left his words about bitterness and hatred for the young who would come after him. Hoping they would understand what he was taking of and let no one who couldn't understand him, influence them otherwise.

    God Bless MLK and for his many words of wisdom he left for us all.