Remembering “The Dream” of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Today we remember The March on Washington that happened 50 years ago. Our nation has changed in these 50 years but the fight for equality for everyone continues. People are still in poverty, racism still exists, violence on our streets is still present. The dream of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in many ways has been achieved however there is still work to do. People of all races aren’t doing as well as they should.

Recent decisions in voting rights and voting procedure are keeping people from exercising democracy in its full intent. Expanding the rights of some does not mean contracting the rights of others.

Men, women and children of all races, creeds, color, orientation should have the same unalienable rights prescribed in the Declaration of Independence. Hate should never be a value of anyone. Opportunity should be an American value and brand that everyone should benefit from. When there is care for the least of these you reveal the best character of our nation.

I pray and hope for a nation that has a level playing field for everyone. So those who are in poverty from rural Tennessee to the streets of our largest cities will have what they need to make their lives better.

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