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Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2009
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so I decided to take some time out and write what I thought about him. 

Martin Luther King Jr. is probably one of my greatest heroes. Some people see him as a man fighting for the rights of only African-Americans, which is amazing in it’s own right, but I feel he was fighting for the rights of everyone. No words can really describe the respect I have for him. The courage it must of took to do what he did, to never lose his cool, and to keep looking forward, simply breathe taking. Martin Luther King Jr. was not just fighting for equal rights, he was a commonsensical person with common sense solutions. He was anti-war, and some may argue a non-interventionist. He gave his life to push the human race forward. His non-violent approach to things changed the country and the world.

“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

I think in my long fight for liberty Martin Luther King Jr. has taught me a lot. That great people can make a positive influence. That no matter how high the climb may be you must keep moving. On this day I wish that all of you look past the color of peoples skin and realize this is much bigger than that. We are in an eternal fight for freedom, and no matter how silly you think it is, your life depends on it.

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