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Content Of Character
3/9/2014 4:56:38 PM
Only my opinion.
I am speaking as an American, neither white nor black, but American. Over the past few days the sons of Dr. Martin Luther King have decided that money is worth more than history and reverence. It seems that the boys want to sell their father's bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal.
In my opinion these items belong to the people and not to some collector, so he can say, "Look what I've got," and possibly one day wind up on "Pawn Stars.
I don't know the personal history of these two, but I have observed their actions in the past regarding their father's legacy, and concluded they are just cashing in.
I can't say whether or not they have ever held a job in the past or just ridden the coat tails of their famous father.
I feel sorry for their sister who understands the pricelessness of these items.
This only goes to show me that something priceless, and so relevant to history can be tossed aside so easily for material gain and avarice.
Maybe they are out of money and these items are the last things of worth they haven't plundered already, with no regard for Dr. King's legacy.
This is very saddening to me indeed..........It also shows me something... "not about the color of their skin, but the content of their character."


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More Blogs by Walt Hardester
•  Content Of Character - Sunday, March 09, 2014  
• I wonder - Wednesday, January 22, 2014
• Titanic stupidity - Saturday, April 21, 2012
• What Else Do They Put In It? - Tuesday, October 25, 2011
• Something Is Wrong Here - Thursday, April 14, 2011
• I'm So Tired - Friday, September 03, 2010
• Are We Doing Anything There? - Wednesday, January 13, 2010
• Gee, I hate it for you - Thursday, November 12, 2009
• Cruel and Unusual - Thursday, February 05, 2009
• P.E. Obama - Wednesday, November 05, 2008
• Isn't About Time? - Friday, August 24, 2007
• Chavez - Tuesday, August 14, 2007
• I Don't Care! - Saturday, July 21, 2007
• Paris Hilton - Monday, June 11, 2007
• We Have A Warrant - Wednesday, June 06, 2007
• AND WHAT'S UP WI DAT? - Wednesday, May 23, 2007
• NEW FACE SAME BS - Wednesday, May 23, 2007


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