Would MLK be for or against the Iraq war?

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    Trying to get Republicans to understand MLK is like trying to get Republican leadership to support the Middle Class. It ain't gonna happen.
     
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    He's dead so I don't know but if I had to guess, he'd probably be opposed to it.

    I don't see why he's put on such a platform by cons anyway, the man was as liberal as the Kennedys, Jesse Jackson or others of that time period so I roll my eyes every time I see someone say he was a Republican or whatever, he was a damn liberal regardless of party.

    I opposed the war in "I Wreck" when it was just being talked about so it isn't a left/right issue imho.
     
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    By the way, MLK JR. was not a republican, his father was, but Reagan was a democrate once...lolololol
     
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    lol, yup and Reagan was a big lover of FDR and even campaigned for Hubert Humphrey....Messed up,truly messed up:lol:

    I just read some posters over the years say MLK was this or that;including being a Republican; I never bought into it,lol.
     
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    You were correct....the way to counter them saying MLK was a republican (and he wasnt) is to remind them ol RR was a dem.

    They hate that. :)
     
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    The man is GONE...But I can tell you this? The man was for Liberty of ALL MANKIND...

    And WE gave the Iraquis...WHAT? (With our BLOOD AND TREASURE as we will continue to DO for all MANKIND for the sake of LIBERTY OVER TYRANNY)?

    Ball in your Court Zoned. America either stands for Freedom from Tyranny of any sort...or the entire Revolution, and subsequent Wars we suffered as a people for FREEDOM is for NAUGHT.

    And *I* do NOT want to explain to the millions that shed their BLOOD, that cry out from the ground where they fell... why *I* don't belive it was a good idea...

    *DO YOU*? MY family has shed lots of it. Do YOU wish to explain it to me? Or to Dr. King or HIS Family whom shed his OWN for the cause of Liberty?

    Think Carefully...
     
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    He's a pacifist so against it.

    But it's completely irrelevant.
     
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    At the time of his death in 1968, King had seen the greatest purveyor of violence on the planet and called it out by name from the top of the damn mountain.

    Probably knowing what would come next.

    At that point in his life "he had come to believe that our economic system was fundamentally unjust and needed radical transformation."

    "He spoke of 'the evils of capitalism' and asked for 'a radical redistribution of economic and political power.'"

    The $millions King would have earned in the last 42 years might have pulled him rightward, but I don't really believe he was ever for sale to the highest bidder.

    Howard Zinn's The Twentieth Century P.427
     
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    against it, 100%.
     

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