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Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere – Martin Luther King, Jr

August 23, 2018

I am re-reading The Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail”… a quote from that letter– “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”

Words that must be heard and reckoned with… the voice of the prophet MUST be heard in the land. We cannot remain silent in the face of duplicity, fear mongering, and outright evil being spewed out across this nation and in the nation’s Capitol!

As a follower of Christ, I am compelled to speak out against injustice. As a follower of Christ, I am compelled to speak out against the corruption of “Big Money” in the Halls of Congress. As a follower of Christ, I am compelled to speak out against the “silence” in the face of wanton narcissism and lies coming from the Executive Branch of the Nation’s Government.

Dr King spoke of the frustration of the Negro community being told to wait. “…freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” This nation is being oppressed by the person occupying the residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC and by the silence of far too many in the halls of Congress and even in the Judiciary.

Personally, I have had it with the rampant stomping all over the Constitution which I swore to protect and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic! Remember Watergate? Even the Clinton scandal? Congress spoke up and did something. I urge you, dear reader, to do more than complain on Social Media. Write to your Delegation in DC! I just did. Action as well as prayer are what is needed.

From → Reflection

4 Comments
  1. These are stirring, powerful and needful words, Michael. It’s true that evil flourishes when good people remain silent in the face of it. Our hearts break for you across the pond. Joining you in prayer. 💜

    • Thank you, Joy! It breaks my heart the way he has insulted and isolated our Allies while cozying up to dictators and totalitarian regimes…

  2. Thanks for this message. We are facing something that is far more dangerous that Watergate. I was so proud of our nation then, when partisanship was set aside, and national leaders pursued justice.

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