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Martin Luther King Jr Day

Recorded on January 17, 2012

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

We can learn a lot from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Despite the protest marches he led against inequality, he is most remembered for his speech given at the Lincoln Memorial: “I Have A Dream.”

The most moving comments, it is said, were not in his prepared speech, but were when he spoke from the heart, of things he said are “deeply rooted in the American dream,” described in the Declaration of Independence's pronouncement that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." And he prayed the day will come where his four children “will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Those are words worth remembering, both today and every day.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.