1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr. at the signing of the Voting Rights Act
What if Hallett, or Ed King, or MLK, Jr. were here today. What would they advise that we, the people, seek to do?
l We the People must act as one body, but how? In 2019 let us have recourse to the traditional values we hold in common: liberty and justice for all. Let us refuse to be divided and driven by fear. MLK boldly strove for unity around those two values: liberty and justice for all.
l Favor our long-held American taxation measures that impede domination by corporations and the already-wealthy, lift the poor and strengthen the middle class.
l Use the time out to November 2020 to hinder voter repression in every jurisdiction. “Open and fair elections” in 2020. An essential, necessary and worthy goal. Voter registration and motivation was huge for MLK, Jr.
l Let 2019 be known as The Year of Recovery of Our American Values.
I can dream in the spirit of King:
- that as robots and automation take jobs, no one be left behind. I have that dream.
- that as Artificial Intelligence replaces human thought that the values of equality and justice be programmed into every algorithm. I have that dream.
- that as elites thrive on higher incomes, wealth be shared through proper tax programs health insurance. I have that dream.
GOD BLESS AMERICA.