Happy MLK Day from US Senator Ben Sasse 

( Billy’s thoughts – The following was posted by Nebraska US Senator Ben Sasse on his Facebook page. Go to senator’s  page to see a video of Dr. King. ) 
“I have no despair about the future. I have no fear about the outcome of our struggle in Birmingham, even if our motives are at present misunderstood. We will reach the goal of freedom in Birmingham, and all over the nation, because the goal of America is freedom. …
One day the South will know that when these disinherited children of God sat down at lunch counters, they were in reality standing up for what is best in the American dream and for the most sacred values in our Judaeo-Christian heritage, thereby bringing our nation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the founding fathers in their formulation of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

Today we remember a man of unshakeable conviction who awakened the conscience of our nation. Dr. King persevered, even unto death, in asserting the god-given rights of all Americans. May we never lose sight of his message. Happy #MLKDay.

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