Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Quote of the Day - MLK

"I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - April 16, 1963 - Letter from Birmingham Jail

I think that's an important point to remember given what we're sure to see as we get closer to the SCOTUS hearing McDonald. The anti-gun / anti-rights crowd and the MSM (but I repeat myself) are going to start whining about "states rights" to violate the Constitution.

Taking such a stance is just as repugnant as claiming that states have the "right" to re-institute slavery or return to the days of Plessy.

The notion that it is OK for local governments to violate the rights of people in certain areas of the country simply because a majority of the people in those localities support said violations disgusts me to no end. I suspect Dr. King wouldn't stand for it either.


Bob S. said...

Great view on it Mike W.

Isn't it amazing the contortions some people can go through.

Abortion access -- must be federal
Gun Control (now that Heller is against them) -- must be state

still waiting for someone to explain that to me

Anonymous said...

Not sure what is more repugnant: comparing laws limiting access to handgun to slavery, or using the words of a man committed to nonviolence--and who was killed by a hate-filled man with a gun--to support unrestricted access to guns. What's next? Quoting Jesus in support of capital punishment?