President Obama should watch this and listen carefully as it still applies today! What he said was profound and is certainly still relevant today. Social justice cannot exist parallel to violence.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 -- April 4, 1968), was one of the main leaders of the American civil rights movement. A Baptist minister by training, King became a civil rights activist early in his career, leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helping to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. His efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, raising public consciousness of the civil rights movement and establishing King as one of the greatest orators in American history. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means.
Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter in 1977. Martin Luther King Day was established as a national holiday (which is TODAY) in the United States in 1986. In 2004, King was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal,
As you can see in this short video (less than three minutes), we still have not learned from our mistakes and are still a nation at war--then it was Vietnam and now in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This video was made during the Bush years (2007) and shows a flash of him, but you could easily take Bush out and insert Obama. He not only continues the wars, but sends more of our brave men and women in his latest "surge." It's high time Obama end these wars as he was promised during the campaign, which no doubt got him elected.