- Martin Luther King, 28 August 1963
Here's a message for the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. From Dr. Martin Luther King: "You are right. The United States has not come as far as I hoped it would have come. It seems that the dream I had in the '60s hasn't totally been realized. Now I'm looking around at the country and wondering what happened. There are so many people who are lost. There are so many people who are blaming their issues on the wrong "cause", and, anyway, if there is a cause for our problems as American citizens, it cannot be pinned on any particular circumstance or person. The citizens of this country, and the members of Congress, have been looking very hard to find the solutions to the issues that are currently being faced- and they are looking in the wrong places. We are one body, one heart, one mind- we are the same on the inside. We are facing a problem in this country today because there are those among us who don't believe this. There are those among us who cannot see that we are all interconnected. I firmly believe that we are all equal. We are each given the same rights by God. The differences that exist between us are superificial, and it's a shame that many of us can't see it this way. Notice that I say "many of us"- I am acknowledging the fact that we are all one."