Sunday, January 20, 2008

Some Martin Luther King Jr Day thoughts

From Newt Gingrich, at the Republican Party National Convention, August, 13, 1996:
A mere 40 years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. Now it is not only a sport in the Olympics. There are over 30 countries that have a competition internationally. There are some 13 states with 25 cities in America. And there’s a whole new world of opportunity opening up that didn’t even exist 30 years ago or 40 years ago, and no bureaucrat would have invented it. And that’s what freedom is all about.

Freedom is about having a dream, and maybe I feel that particularly because the greatest Georgian of this century, Martin Luther King, went to the Lincoln Memorial and said in his extraordinary speech, “I have a dream,” and the dream he outlined is a dream for every American of every background to participate in creating an America that is better for our children and our grandchildren.

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