This week is the fiftieth anniversary of the greatest American speech, next to Lincoln's Second Inaugural, and in some ways the completion of Lincoln's greatest speech.
May our nation rise up to live out the full meaning of our creed-- for all, of all races.
The struggle for civil rights-- for a color-blind society-- goes on.
We seem much farther away from a color-blind society since Obama's election. The reason is obvious: a large political class has grasped power on the predicate of racial conflict.
Racial harmony would be a catastrophe for them. Racial hate and fear is their oxygen. You may ask: "isn't that inconceivably evil-- to intentionally stir racial hate and violence to hold political power?"
Well, some Americans have done just that for two hundred years. An entire political party is organized around the kindling of racial conflict.
The races have changed. The Party hasn't, and the vile opportunism hasn't.