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Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day

In commemoration of Martin Luther King, I have posted his open letter to clergyman from his imprisonment in the Birmingham jail. It's a powerful, powerful paper.

It's his statement to those clergy that felt the battle for racial equality should be fought in the courts. Dr. King believed that non-violent protest, in the vein of Gandhi, was more productive. That to use the courts was to "wait" and there was no time left for the people to wait for equality. Dr King said that civil disobedience was justified, faced with unjust laws, and that "one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."

His profound quote in this letter, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," is profound still today.

So, Monday, we honor this great man, whose live was cut down too soon. Thank you, Dr. King.

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Marianne Snygg, GRI, ABR, ASP
Broker Associate
ERA Herman Group Real Estate

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Colorado Springs and Monument Real Estate

Comment balloon 7 commentsMarianne Snygg • January 18 2009 12:29PM

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Marianne, thanks for that Dr. King quote. We can't sit by and let injustice prevail.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Hey Gary: Did you catch my typo? It occurred to me about 4 hours after I wrote this that I called him Mr. instead of Dr. Whew! I ran back after my Open House to fix that large error! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope your holiday tomorrow is joyful.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

This is lovely and very well said. Thank you, M. It made me pause to reflect on what I have seen in my lifetime and what I hope to see. The Messiah is coming very. very soon and I can't wait for him to kick the butt of evil. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Carolyn: are you prowling the AR corridors at night??? It's late where you live and you need to get up early with the minions.

I'm very excited about tomorrow and Tuesday. I do believe the United States of America has FINALLY fulfilled itself. Fulfilled the fundamental principal that "all men are created equal." 

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Very nice and fitting tribute, Ms. Snygg!  I didn't get back in time to attend the events on Sunday evening, and had a meeting today.  One attendee at the meeting this afternoon, came winded and "glowing" from her participation in the afternoon activities.  I do hope that today is the pre-cursor to a wonderful new beginning tomorrow and beyond!

Posted by c m over 10 years ago

Marianne the man certainly had great ideals and was the visionary of his time.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 10 years ago

Bill, some people have greatness thrust upon them and others are just born great.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

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