King's 'Dream' was one of empowerment over victimization
Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Occasions like this give us cause for reflection. They demand that we stop and truly consider the momentous and vital task Rev. King's dream entrusted upon us half a century ago-namely the responsibility to give life to King's vision of the world in which every individual has an equal opportunity to prosper and participate in the pursuit of happiness. My reflections have led me to the fervent belief that the best way to honor King's 'Dream' is through empowering, not just African Americans, but all Americans to realize the vast opportunity that lies ahead of them and to encourage them to continue to seek out opportunity. Now is not the time to promote an agenda of victimization; now is not the time to alienate and divide through race scandals; now is not the time to quell opportunity through misguided policies. Now is the time to employ King's words to propel us forward- to create more opportunity for everyone in society and, ultimately, inspire every American to stand up on their own.Malkin slams liberal "grievance mongering" that undermines MLK's 'Dream'
Michelle Malkin, conservative nationally-syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor, joined Laura today to discuss the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Malkin highlighted the left's reappropriation of King's Dream, which she believes they have used to further liberal agendas such as reforms in education, healthcare, and immigration. Malkin expressed her disappointment with today's black leadership whose stance on these reforms has distorted the virtuous aims of the civil rights movement: "Talk about role reversal, [now] it's these self-appointed, so-called civil rights leaders that are standing at the schoolhouse door to deny parental and school choice to inner city minority families." With regards to immigration, Malkin was unequivocal in her stance that Republicans cannot capitulate to the left's manipulating push for reform: "There are too many Republicans who are not only willingly gullible, but just absolutely craven and feckless in capitulating to the open borders left and the open borders right." (Listen free)