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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and 2013 Inauguration

Posted on: January 21, 2013

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”-President Barack Obama

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“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent. “-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” -2013 Inaugural Address

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“…But we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future.”-2013 Inaugural Address

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“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth. ”

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“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. “-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. “-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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