Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 by Samuel
Quoting columnist Star Parker:
“Putting more and more wolves in charge of guarding the henhouse might characterize the big problems we’ve now created for ourselves. Government is growing. The private economy is shrinking. Those wielding political power see fewer and fewer problems they believe private citizens can solve on our own. Soon, each one of us will have our own personal guardian bureaucrat. The real difference between us and the hens is that the hens are not paying for the wolves’ salaries and benefits.”
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Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010 by Samuel
When he founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was urged to drop the “Christian” label in order not to offend northern liberals. King refused to yield on this point. Star Parker, who is the founder and president of CURE, the Coalition for Urban Renewal & Education, writes:
August 28 marks the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech.”
On that steamy summer day in 1963, hundreds of thousands of Americans, black and white, converged on the mall in Washington and heard this black pastor deliver what was essentially a sermon for freedom.
Compared to the unrest then on university campuses, violent outbreaks in urban areas, and the protests of the civil rights movement, today’s turmoil seems relatively sedate.
Nevertheless, we do live today in a deeply troubled nation and it’s instructive to think about what has changed since the sixties and what hasn’t.
One constant is the turmoil. It’s tempting to think that normal is times when things smoothly buzz along – but this is an illusion. The beauty of freedom is openness for dissent and discussion of life’s endless problems and ambiguities.
What changes is what we argue about and how we define our problems. And one notable contrast between today and the sixties is our sense of religion and its relationship to the freedom we so cherish.
Continue reading. . . .
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