Serendipitously, while reading a book by a leader today of the American conservative movement, I came to her discussion of the greatness of Martin Luther King, Jr. whose day it is:
Famously, Dr. King called not for a rejection of America’s founding principles, but for American to “rise up to live out the true meaning of its creed.”
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It’s a shame not everyone wants to quote Dr. King these days. What made Martin Luther King, Jr., a great and effective leader is that he appealed to our better angels.