Friday, April 4, 2008

Forty Years Ago Today Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

"Forty years ago today, America was robbed of one of history’s most consequential advocates for equality and civil rights. On this day, we mourn the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and we celebrate his powerful and eloquent message of justice and hope.

Dr. King was a man of courage and vision. He understood that love and compassion will always triumph over bitterness and hatred. His words and deeds inspired Americans of all races to confront prejudice and to work to ensure that our country is a land of opportunity for all its men and women.

We have made progress on Dr. King’s dream, yet the struggle is not over. Ensuring freedom and equality for all Americans remains one of our most important responsibilities. As we reflect upon Dr. King’s life and legacy, we must recommit ourselves to following his lasting example of service to others."

George W. Bush

3 comments:

fromwembley said...

Obviously President Bush has been to happy hour. Or else someone misquoted him.

Seriously, nobody's perfect not even President Bush. Martin Luther King was trash. I'm happy that instead of growing old and dying King was killed. That's one of the things I'm most proud about - a White AmeriKKKan killed King.

Anonymous said...

Why is this comment above allowed to stand? You are the lowest scum of earth. People like you make me ashamed of being white, seriously.

Norris McDonald said...

I thought about deleting it but decided to allow it to remain as a reminder that there are still these types of people out there.