“The world is very different now…and yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe — the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” – John F. Kennedy during his Inaugural Address
The motivating, historic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech was powerfully delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years ago today and continues to inspire generations of people.
This part of the speech gives me chills to this day:
“When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
Well done young man. Nice speech to inspire the young freshmen.
Good luck class of 2017, you CAN make the impossible possible.
UPDATE: Via Hot Air, Neil Cavuto at Fox News tracked down Neil Selby, the young Georgia Tech sophomore who gave the speech to get his post-speech reaction.
(H/T Outkick the Coverage)
Great speech here via The Beacon and Drudge. This is exactly why Liberalism ONLY redistributes misery. Capitalism is the only solution as you can see in this comparison between Reaganomics & Obamanomics.
She calls Medgar Evers ‘Medger Evans’. If Hillary Clinton were a Republican, imagine the media attention it would garner like when Governor Rick Perry couldn’t remember the third agency he’d eliminate as President. All the media attention essentially ended his candidacy.
Hillary Clinton, speaking at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco Monday night, botched the name of civil rights icon Medgar Evers. The former secretary of state and first lady was recounting the story of one of her mentors, lawyer John Doar.
“In 1963, in Jackson, Mississippi, John stepped between angry protesters and armed police to prevent a potential massacre after the murder of Medgar Evans,” said Clinton, who was referring to Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist who was murdered while walking into his home on June 12, 1963.
Slate Magazine breaks down the difference between an Armistice and a Treaty.
In my opinion, one of the great speeches of all time given on this day 26 years ago.