Wednesday, March 22, 2006

May Freedom Come:

What if Dr. Martin Luther King were alive today? Would he fight for our Civil Liberties as he fought for our Civil Rights? Maybe!
--Civil Rights involve Government ensuring equal treatment and focuses on who you are.

--Civil Liberties involve Government balancing our freedoms with order and focuses on what you do.



Martin Luther King, Jr. by cliff1066 on flickr




I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equally free of the bondage of the BAN." I have a dream that one day on the concrete hills of New York the sons of former victims of the BAN and the sons of former lawmakers will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood and smoke and drink spirits if they want to. I have a dream that one day even the state of California, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of communism and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the smoke they intake, or the SUV they drive, or the guns they own, or the seat belts they choose not to wear; but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring." And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. So let freedom ring without the chains of the helmet law. Let freedom ring without the signs that segregate smokers from non-smokers. Let freedom ring without BANS on abortion or BANS on Fourth of July fireworks, or BANS on the internet. Let freedom ring for all suppressed brothers and sisters. Let freedom ring.

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every county and every town, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, Smokers and Non-smokers, Junk food eaters and Vegetarians, gas powered lawn mower owners and electric lawn mower owners, prostitutes and virgins, drinkers and non-drinkers, motorcyclists and automobilists, drug users and non-drug users, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

11 comments:

Colleen said...

Vince, you should run for office someday. *chuckle*

Steve said...

Face it Vince, this country's f'd up!

But we like it that way!!

jungle jane said...

try visiting Amsterdam, Vince!!

Gun-Toting Liberal said...

Damn, Vince.... There's hope for ya yet, bro!

I think I've popped a stiffy... and I'm not even gay. lol....

Good show, brother.... looks like I'm gettin' thru to ya ;-)

And that's a good thing ;-)

Vince said...

Colleen--I think I'll be happier being an Alanis Morisette groupie :)

Steve--Your words speak beyond your years. What, are you Libertarian now?

JJ--I had the pleasure of spending a few Euros in Amsterdam. A bit more fun for a man I'd say though. I mean not so much the sex and wonder coffee; but the pissing in the streets. Just gotta be a man to really enjoy that one.

GTL--LOL! I know what you mean, MLK's words just explode with power and passion (no pun intended.) Sometimes you gotta just do what's right, then worry later about which side of the Party line that falls on...

ME said...

too funny...not funny haha..funny thought provoking. umm...and funny haha. "So let freedom ring without the chains of the helmet law." funny

Vince said...

me--You know, I think you really understand me. But only because I know you are me, who knows I perhaps better then me if me were you, or better then I if it is me but not me who you understand as I.

Gun-Toting Liberal said...

Agreed, Vince! That's what it is all about, being an American first, party loyalist last.

madman said...

You are one twisted sick--but funny as hell--blogger!

RocksAndChairs said...

now it would be hilarious if you gave that speach to a large audience!

Vince said...

MM--But I'm really known for being a fierce warrior and an excellent dancer...

Rock--Better yet, if YOU could rap it out to a large audience! EEE a huh, ahuh ahuh ahuh ahuh...