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Sunday, January 14, 2007

John Edwards Remembers Dr. King

Yesterday, Senator John Edwards gave the Martin Luther King Jr. Day sermon at the historic Riverside Church in New York City.

You can listen to Edward's sermon here.

Here is a snippet from the AP article.
The former North Carolina senator and 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee touched on poverty issues in his speech, as well as AIDS in Africa, energy independence and a proposed boost in the minimum wage.

But he saved his strongest words for the troop increase in Iraq, invoking King's condemnation of the Vietnam War as a betrayal of American values.

"Silence is betrayal, and I believe it is a betrayal not to speak out against the escalation of the war in Iraq," Edwards said to a sustained standing ovation.
40 Years ago, Dr. King stood behind the same exact pulpit at Riverside Church and called for an end to the Vietnam War.

On this holiday, I ask you to remember the words of Dr. King.

Take a moment of your time and read or listen to Beyond Vietnam.

Or read one of his other landmark speeches here.

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