Martin Luther King

Misquoting MLK to Legitimize Violence

David Catron, The American Spectator

The media ignores facts and includes fictions to conjure up an image of Dr. King as an advocate of violence in the cause of social justice. Among those offended by this mendacious exploitation of King’s words to validate violence is his niece, Alveda King. She writes, “I am saddened yet undaunted that a quote from my Uncle Martin is being taken out of context.… Some people are calling this an endorsement of violence, but nothing could be further from the truth.” This MLK isn’t easy to square with the figure now being portrayed by the media. It’s an election year. They have to stoke as much racial tension as possible.

The 50 years since MLK's assassination

Editors, Washington Examiner

Fifty years ago this evening, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Since then, the nation has changed dramatically, and with respect to race relations, mostly for the better. The clearest evidence of this is that no one under the age of 50 today can fathom the society King was working to change. They are puzzled that anyone could have felt and expressed such open hatred and contempt for their fellow man just on the basis of his skin color.

Gay Marriage and the Next Round of Civil Disobedience

Z.T. Arnold, American Thinker

How then can so many, from average citizens to judges and politicians, deny the right of obeying their conscience via civil disobedience to this small, believing minority? How is what was morally upright 50 years ago now be decried as being analogous to apartheid?

NAACP: Tim Scott a Ventriloquist’s ‘Dummy’

Andrew Johnson, National Review

An NAACP official recognized MLKing Day by labeling black Sen. Tim Scott a puppet for the GOP. “A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy,” said Rev. William Barber II, president of N. Carolina’s NAACP chapter.

Palin to Obama: Stop Using Race Card

Lucy McCalmont, Politico

On Martin Luther King Day, Sarah Palin wrote in a Facebook post asking Obama not to play the race card anymore. “Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card.

Degrading the Dream

Rich Lowry, Politico

Compared to MLK, the contemporary civil rights movement is an intellectually exhausted disgrace.

Tim Scott Not Invited to MLK Events

Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner

The only black member of the Senate apparently was not worthy to liberals planning the events.

Today’s Black Culture and MLK

Dr. Ben Carson, Washington Times

Martin Luther King’s “Dream” did not include a culture of violence or an erosion of family values.

King’s ‘Street Sweeper’ Speech

Erick Erickson, Red State

On the 50th anniversary of MLK’s “Dream” speech, here’s another that reveals King’s true message.

Conservatives Pan MLK March Events

Niall Stanage, The Hill

Conservative blacks disagree with the liberal tone of events for the 50th anniversary of MLK’s march.