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Theodore Parker

This WaPo notes the "mistake" in a quote in the new rug in the Oval Office: "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice," is attributed to King. In fact it was said by--as MLK made clear many times--the 19th century preacher and abolitionist, Theodore Parker (he was also one of the secret six providing financial assistance to John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry).  It is perhaps just that the quote from Lincoln--who admired Parker--"government of the people...", also originates from Parker.  This Parker influence on Obama was noticed earlier.
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Wonder how Obama feels about the fact that Martin Luther King was a card-carrying Republican.

Cowgirl,

It does not matter what card one carries, as MLK did "not" act like a Republican, was not a conservative. or did not support the Republican cause.

DT

I know that - MLK was more of a socialist than anything else. Just listen to some of his speeches. MLK being a card-carrying Republican may have been a tribute to Lincoln who was also a Republican. Who knows. I just bet that the highly-educated, all knowing, just do as I say and not as I do President even knew this fact. I doubt it given the fact that Obama is a Harvard-educated lawyer, knows just about jack about anything.

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