Monday, July 06, 2009
Poverty in America - MLK's Perception
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered an address to the National Cathedral, challenging our nation to step up and eradicate poverty. Here's an excerpt:
"And this [being a "conscientious objector in the war against poverty"] can happen to America, the richest nation in the world—and nothing’s wrong with that—this is America’s opportunity to help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. The question is whether America will do it. There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question is whether we have the will."
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