Monday, January 17, 2011
Martin Luther King Was A Republican
I had always been under the (obviously false) impression that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a member of the Democratic Party.
I had absolutely no idea that he was actually a Republican until a few years ago when I was driving down a certain street, in a certain town, and came upon the above billboard. As I drove past, I had to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me, so I made a u-turn, parked across the street and took the photo. There in red, white and blue was a statement claiming Dr. King was a Republican. Could it be true? So as soon as I arrived back at my apartment, I checked out the National Black Republican Association (NBRA) and discovered a wealth of information that isn't readily made available anywhere else.
Democrats, either through ignorance or a willful effort to deceive, refuse to acknowledge that one of the greatest orators of our time, a man who almost singlehandedly helped advance the civil rights movement, was a Republican not a Democrat.
An inspiration to many, he was taken from us way too soon.
Watch the whole "I Have A Dream" speech below.