Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

January 18, 2010 | NeW Staff

Happy MLK Day!  Today, as students and many businesses take the day off, it’s important to remember the reason behind why we celebrate today as a national holiday.  The Heritage Foundation had an excellent blog today about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his commitment to the principles upon which the nation was founded.  Here’s an excerpt, but I’d encourage everyone to read the full post.  You will be encouraged and inspired by what you read!

“But Dr. King did not think that the principle of equality meant that everyone should be treated the same. He sought equality of rights and equality before the law, not equality of outcomes or equality as a result. For Dr. King, justice was when a person is judged ‘by the content of their character’ rather than by arbitrary considerations such as skin color.  Dr. King did not mean that we should treat people of good character and bad character the same.  Actual equality is achieved when arbitrary standards are replaced by meaningful criteria such as talent and virtue. A just country, in Dr. King’s vision, is one in which people are rewarded for acting well…As Americans, we should take this lesson from Martin Luther King, Jr. to heart: we should look to our First Principles to guide us through our current political problems.”

Dr. King spoke so wisely about equality and justice.  This view of his legacy is one that we should work to protect and to promote. 

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