All must work toward ‘dream’

Published 10:21 am Friday, August 28, 2015

In a time when our nation seems to be in some type of turmoil at every turn, it is time to heed the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he spoke about the need for equality as part of his famous “I Have A Dream” speech given in Washington, D.C. during what is now known as the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs.

Today, 52 years ago in 1963, Dr. King addressed nearly a quarter of a million people around the Lincoln Memorial about the need for equal rights for all citizens relating to jobs and their quality of life.

Still, more than 50 years later, we as a society are still dealing with this issue in many instances.

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While we as Americans have made progress during this time, it is disturbing to see those on both sides of the political fence continuing to tout that these lives matter or those lives matter more than another while basically pitting one citizen against another.

Simply put, all lives matter regardless of skin color.

Ultimately, today it should not be about a person’s skin color, but rather their value as a member of society.

Working together to move forward with the “Dream” Dr. King had so many decades ago will allow all citizens to live in harmony.