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  • ricky1820l ricky1820l Jan 21, 2013 9:00 PM Flag

    Happy MLK Day!

    the cry is always the same: 'We want to be free.'"

    Rev. MLK would be degusted with today’s America that has become far less free and rapidly losing the Christians values he preached.

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    • Actually the MLK Day celebration that I attended was quite nice. It was the 9th annual MLK Day breakfast sponsored by the Austin College and Grayson County Rotary groups.

      There were prayers, speeches about the legacy of Dr. King, some choral singing, and the pancakes were pretty good too.

      I had several conversations with folks who had been around during those days, and we got to reminisce about the good times and bad.

      For me MLK Day has and I hope will always be a day of healing and retrospective thought, because during these days of devisive rhetoric and polorization, people need just a little time to sit down together and enjoy a good pancake.

      Hope yours was just as nice.

      "In your heart you know he is right"

      The Frogg

    • Dr. Alveda King, niece of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King-"Obama’s support of abortion, same-sex marriage, and free contraception under his unpopular Obamacare reform is difficult to reconcile with my uncle's legacy as a man of God"

      “I really hope that when the president — and those who handle the Bible — I hope they just, even if they just accidentally slip it open, to where it says ‘choose life,’ or ‘God hates the shedding of innocent blood’ or something like that, I’m hoping it will just reverberate, shake them up a little bit,” said King, a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries.

      We are less free under Obama

      Obama has removed religious freedom by forcing those who oppose abortions to fund it through Obamacare.

      Obama is leading the attack on our second amendment rights.

      Obama has attacked our Freedom of speech - Obama took on the role of censor-in-chief. Days after the Benghazi attack, the administration told YouTube to take down the video in question and had the person responsible for the video arrested and to this day he still remains in jail without any formal charges. The president took it upon himself to determine what should be removed from the Internet — just as Vladimir Putin or the Chinese government might.

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      • "Obama has removed religious freedom by forcing those who oppose abortions to fund it through Obamacare."

        Hogwash. The same provisions preventing Federal funding of abortions that have always been in place remain in place under Obamacare.

        "Obama is leading the attack on our second amendment rights."

        Hogwash. There is no attack on our second amendment rights. There are reasonable attempt to regulate that right.

        "had the person responsible for the video arrested and to this day he still remains in jail without any formal charges. "

        And finish it up with a bald-faced lie. Disgusting.

    • JJimmy Swaggart taught "Christian Values" too.

    • I don't thinks so, fake ricky #2.

      "Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth. The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed. . .

      America's possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it - so long as we seize it together."

      --Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America, Jan. 21, 2013.

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      • Obama has great writers who know what the people want to hear. Those words in no way reflect Obama's true thinking.

      • "They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed. "

        And our modern day politicians have taken it away and turned government service at higher levels into near royalty. They don't hold themselves accountable to the people they are supposed to represent and have little in common with them. They support actions that are in the interests of their large campaign donors, reelection, and their own individual wealth. This is proven by the existence of the wealth 'government servants' leaving government that were not wealthy when they arrived.

        Obama's view of the world and our interaction with our government only exacerbate these problems.

      • You see, fake ricky #2, despite the times in which he lived and the oppression that he faced, Dr. King believed in America--and the Constitution that defines our universal values--with a force and a depth most Americans would be proud to share. It was not a superficial whiff of "christian" or "patriotism" or "right" without meaning that Dr. King embraced. It was a deeply held conviction that, despite its failings, the promise of America is a promise worth pursuing, and, if necessary, worth giving your life for.

 
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