Monday, January 18, 2010

Boehner on MLK

“Today we honor the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who challenged our nation to live up to the ideals on which it was founded: freedom, opportunity, and justice for all. Rev. King led a movement to end bigotry and oppression at great personal cost, but he dared to imagine a day when such sacrifices would no longer be necessary. His vision of an America free of prejudice is codified in our laws, taught in our textbooks, and carried in our hearts.

"Though Rev. King’s work remains unfinished, his dream is closer to being realized every time someone encounters discrimination and refuses to accept it. Rev. King’s legacy of faith and service is present today in communities working together to overcome tough economic times, and in the helping hand we now extend to the people of Haiti in their hour of need.”