"On this day celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, letâ€™s honor his memory by taking time to remember why so many people didnâ€™t like him. Now that Dr. King is dead and gone, leaders of all stripes purr their respect. But back in the day many of these same people didnâ€™t like what he said nor what he did, nor what he stood for.
"Itâ€™s easy to remember the easy parts of Martin Luther Kingâ€™s legacy. Who today could object to his 'I Have a Dream' speech? Itâ€™s a lot harder to act on the tough parts, the parts that riled up his political base, even though they were the right and moral things to do. Letâ€™s honor Dr. Kingâ€™s memory today by remembering the tough parts, the parts that challenge the conventional political wisdom. We can honor him even more by having the courage to act on these convictions." (>>)