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Monday, January 17, 2005
Dr. King, in full
As we celebrate the life and work of a brave leader today, American Prospect reminds us that King also had things to say on the politics of his day, and were he alive today he would truly lament the self-riteousness with which George Bush clearly places the worth of American lives far beyond those of the rest of God's children.

All these religious conservatives in the middle of the country - do they skip the parts of the Bible that say God loves all his people equally, and that we should love our neighbor as we love ourselves? Dr. King would remind us that this view does not square with pre-emptive war.

And in his own words:
a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death
This is a man we should listen to.
posted by CB @ 9:09 AM  
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