I hadn't planned a speech for today, in part because it isn't Martin Luther King's birthday.
Mrs TWC remarked over coffee this morning that the good reverend often invoked America's founding principles throughout the early days of his work. As time progressed, however, Dr King began to endorse a somewhat different vision, thus indirectly offering Lyndon Johnson a justification for his Great Society.
That conversation led ultimately to discussions of JFK's silver tongued oratory and then to TWC's observation that Kennedy was more of a conservative than George Bush. That also helps explain how my parents, Truman Democrats, both, end up as Reagan Republicans forty years later.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Yes, I did use this controversial image last MLK Day.