With the Tea Party coming up on Wednesday and the ever disgraceful invader’s amnesty rally coming up on May 1st, both sides of the political spectrum are using Dr. King to further their cause. However, which side does Dr. King represent the best and is closer to the truth of who the man was?
Many might say well like the invaders (oops illegal immigrants) Dr. King fought for full citizenship within America. There is a difference though- DR. KING WAS A CITIZEN!!!! He had no time entered this country illegally, gotten a false social security card and applied for government benefits with his false identity! Dr. King was simply asking to be treated like the citizen he already was! For instance, the 13th amendment ended slavery and the 15th made it legal for us to vote. Therefore, what was going on during King’s time had already been clarified within the Constitution-specifically-and yet they were ignoring the Constitution and barring Blacks from voting. King was fighting for a right that had already been granted him! Since illegals are not citizens of this country they are not entitled to any rights under the Constitution! However, the Tea Party people are also fighting for rights AS CITIZENS that they have already been granted. They are not asking for money or benefits. In fact, many cities and states are rejecting the stimulus money from Obama because it comes with too big a price tag! They are tellingthe government they need to reel in this out of control spending. So the Tea Party movement is more like King in this instance. Tea Party-1, Illegals-0.
The invaders movement says that King ignored unjust laws and used civil disobedience. King at no time broke federal laws. The laws about public access for Blacks were localized laws. He never committed fraud in the name of obtaining the American dream. Not only that King was willing to sit in jail and suffer the consequences of breaking the law. The invaders aren’t! They think they should be able to break them and not be held accountable for breaking them. King always went quietly when he was arrested. He used his time wisely in jail, penning “A Letter from the Birmingham Jail.” Not “A Letter from the Birmingham Penthouse.” He had been stabbed, had police dogs unleashed on him, had fire hoses turned on him, has his house firebombed, and yet he continued to go and press on. Show me one invader activist who has gone through those trials? Just one! In fact, just by being here the invaders are already breaking the law. The Tea Party people are not. When permits are pulled, they find another place. They are doing everything by the book but are using their first amendment right to redress the government about its irresponsible behavior. Score-Tea Party-2, Illegals-0.
A last ditch effort at trying to equate King to them is inevitably the race card. Well, King was Black he understood what it is like to be a minority in this country. Yea…..and? The thing about the Tea Party movement is that it crosses all lines, all colors, all economic classes, all parties. Everyone is fed up with the government taxing the people into oblivion until our grandchildren’s grandchildren still won’t be able to pay it off! The invaders are limited in their scope, only illegal Mexicans. While the Tea Party wants everyone, no matter what their color, what their sex, what their religion, what their “sexual orientation,” we embrace anyone who wants their voice to be heard on Capitol Hill. King was about embracing everyone, Jew and Gentile, Black and White and wanted everyone to have the same freedoms. He also wanted the government to stand acountable to the people. King was a Republican and if alive today, I believe he would stand more with the Tea Party and their ideas of limited government, personal responsibility and freedom to worship God as you see fit. While having compassion for the immigrant, he sure wouldn’t approve of their tactics. He didn’t approve of Malcolm X’s by any means necessary ideology and I don’t believe he would approve of the invader’s use of it either. He felt the violent militancy of Malcolm did more to harm our cause then to help it, I can’t see him changing his view about that today. Score: Tea Party-3 Illegals-0
So there you go, King’s legacy doesn’t live on in the rabble of the invaders movement but in the thoughtful, rightful protest of the citizens of this land. It lives on in the Tea Party movement. It lives on at Smart Girl Politics, A Black Conservative Digest and other grass roots efforts to get this country back to its conservative roots. One last thought, when King was alive 60 percent of Black children were raised in two parent homes. Nowadays 60 percent of Black children are slaughtered in the womb! Is this really the progress King stood for? I think not! King’s Dream lives in the heart of all conservatives and it is being slaughtered by the liberal establishment, it is time we all woke up because his dream is fast becoming a nightmare.