Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018

The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have written of this day before.

In today’s social and political climate it is perhaps even more important to remember the work and the

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words of Dr. King.

As for the holiday, President Reagan signed that into law in 1983. In Virginia, that lead to an awkward few years of celebrating Lee-Jackson-King Day until then Governor Jim Gilmore signed into law the creation of Lee-Jackson Day celebrated on Friday, clearing the way for Monday (today) to be exclusively the federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

I write this as the news is swirling about the President’s comments last week. You can look them up if you don’t know that of which I speak.

As I have written before, I can no longer support the Republican party. I wrote against the nomintion of Donald Trump.

I’m not going any further down that road. But let me just say that Republicans need to take a step or two back, remember who they are, or who they’re supposed to be, as a party, and make some changes by 2020. If not before.

No, not everything coming out of the White House and the GOP is bad. But it’s being overshadowed by the President’s behavior. Or lack thereof.

I was reminded on Facebook Friday that, as followers of Christ, we should be praying for the President. That’s true whether we like him or not.

Dr. King would agree that’s the right thing to do.

Dr. King would also remind us that Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Regardless of where we fall on the political spectrum, that would be good to remember.


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