Obama, King opposites

Published: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream.

Barack Obama has his father’s dream. Two completely opposite desires.

Losing Dr. King was not only a tremendous loss for blacks, but for all Americans. We lost a great American. He was the finest example of a civil-rights leader, particularly, for his own race. His faith in God provided him with a true spirit of love for mankind and a deep conviction that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity. He wanted everyone to have the same opportunities for success while pursuing their dreams. He was an inspiration for us all. Unfortunately, his dream is fading away.

The renowned civil-rights leaders of today continually play the race card or victim card. Then enters President Obama, promising to take away all the unfairness through every form of redistribution from others.

When will this president give an encouraging message to minorities that they are just as intelligent, just as capable, can be just as responsible and can work just as hard as anyone to become successful?

Dr. King’s dream involved God in the solution seasoned with truth and encouragement. The dream presented today involves blaming everyone else.

Jim Doll

Huntley

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