Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Featured Event: Waycross MLK Day Parade

Wow, I had an inspiring afternoon in Waycross yesterday marching in the city's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade. Click here for video from the parade. Click here for pictures. Thank you to the community for such a warm welcome. And special thanks to Jaki Johnson and the Ware County Democrats for their hospitality. The lessons taught in the message of Martin Luther King Jr. are ones we all should learn. The same message rings in the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson writes, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Martin Luther King, speaking in 1968 during the March On Washington, further detailed the words of Jefferson by saying, "I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Click here for a video of King's speech. The main lesson of Dr. King: people should be judged by the quality of their character and ideas; not by the color of their skin, or anything else for that matter. As your Congressman, I will represent you always keeping in mind the lesson of Dr. King.

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