Day by Day

17 January 2011


In the heat of the Civil Rights struggle, which began (in my opinion) at
the outset of abolition and continues in small skirmishes and outlying
battles today, there was a heroic figure who stood out as prominently as
Heracles from Greek mythology. That man, whom we honor in the United
States today, was Dr. Martin Luther King. He was a passionate defender
of a more equal society and a practitioner of non-violence par
excellence. It is fitting to take time to humbly reflect on his
ultimate sacrifice for our nation, and the world at large. I know our
nation has benefitted greatly from that struggle and his individual
contribution to our collective morality.

Thank you, Dr. King.