Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday 1/20/2020 – the 25th anniversary since 1986 commemorates this Civil Rights leader’s birthday and legacy. Individuals are empowered to devote a day of service volunteering to improve their community by bridging barriers, creating solutions to social problems.
Presidential Impeachment Trial
.....beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The profound quotes below were said or written by Dr. King in contexts different from that to which I am associating them here. I think these words can be interpreted to have special significance now as our U.S. Senate begins consideration of the Impeachment of our President Donald J. Trump. (Quotes attributed to Dr. King at Keep Inspiring Me)
“Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.”
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic or popular, but he must take it because his conscience will tell him it is right.”
“The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.”
“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
“A lie cannot live.”
“We must use time creatively in the knowledge the time is always ripe to do right.”
“We may all have come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
National Public Radio (NPR) describes How The Impeachment Trial Will Work which begins Tuesday, January 15, 2020.