Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I speak for the poor in America who are paying the double price
of smashed hopes at home
and death and corruption in Vietnam.

I speak as a citizen of the world,
for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken.

I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation.

The great initiative in this war is ours.

The initiative to stop it must be ours.

Martin Luther King, Jr.,
The Trumpet of Conscience, 1967

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