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Martin Luther King, Jr. and what he means to the nation including our community

Monday January 15, marks the 35th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King Day was signed into law.

The National Holiday resonates throughout our country because of what King stood for. Which was not just about one ethnicity but of all countrymen and women.

During Doctor King’s time on earth he lived for the emancipation of not just one group but of everyone’s hearts and souls as brothers and sisters.

“When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” said King

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These words are being tested every day as our country is at a crossroads and Dr. King’s words have never been more clearer than now. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”

“We honor him because when he took a stand he took a stand for all minorities. As you know on a local level we still battle against discriminations in many ways including gerrymandering which affects us in many adverse ways which are used to basically dilute the strength of the minority.” stated Maverick County Judge David R. Saucedo.

“We need to honor him more and remember him every day because he was one of the great heroes in American history. He changed this country and it’s a shame that we only honor him one day. A person like Dr. King and his Philosophy are so important especially now in the times that we’re living in.” states State Representative Poncho Nevarez.

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