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40 years ago today…and priorities

Posted by Sue on Apr 4, 2008  

Today MY office needs a professional organizer — I am seriously thinking of calling one of my colleagues and asking her to come help me – there are so many things that I REALLY want to be doing and my office has gotten out of hand. That is the reality.

But at this moment — I am going to write, surrounded by my chaos, because this seems a higher priority.
Below is part of an email sent out by http://political.moveon.org/ . I quote them here and hope that you can and will take the time to go to the youtube link and hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His speech could be given TODAY — just replace one word: “Vietnam”
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40 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and this nation lost one of the greatest leaders for peace and justice that we have ever known.

All morning, the staff here at MoveOn have been sending each other his quotes and speeches – words that, decades later, still inspire new generations of folks to action.

We were so moved that we really wanted to share some of them with you, as a celebration of Dr. King’s legacy and a reminder that his words are as important today as they were 40 years ago.

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“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”

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“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
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“The time is always right to do what is right.”
http://youtube.com/watch?v=b80Bsw0UG-U is the link to the video clip.
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