Holiday: Session's start date up to voters
It does not matter what changes in the law may, or may not, take; I will
continue to work on Martin Luther King day to honnor him. He would have wanted
it that way.
Well put, Legal Utah Worker. I think Dr. King would prefer people honor him by
working. He worked very hard toward social acceptance of all people, a worthy
effort on his part. How sad that he died because of the opposite situation. I
hope people will truly honor him for his efforts in a great cause.
I also feel working on Martin Luther King Day would show our commitment to human
rights. He was a great man and set the stage for many to have the freedoms we
all enjoy today.
Is that the silliest headline you could come up with? Seriously. This article
has virtually nothing to do with "Utahns commitment to diversity."
I refuse to call today "MLK Day". I have no problems with the guy, and think he
did some good things to help human rights progress, but I liked Human Rights Day
better. There is no Cesar Chavez Day, no holiday for the Asian Americans.
There are many ethnic groups that get no representation. To me, today will
always be Civil Rights Day.
The reason he is honored, is that he is the most influencial and eloquient of
the civil rights leaders. Just as we don't call christmas, atonement day, or
the pathegorean theorem, the theorem of right triangles, instead we honor the
doers or inventors. He gave his life for his cause and he deserves to be
honored. His contribution ranks right up there with the best of the founding
fathers.I think it odd that such a "christian" country as this could
have such problems with civil rights. Doesn't christianity teach, "treat others
as you would want to be treated"? Yet the churches fell short on this most
important of subjects, it took Martin Luther King to do what they should have
done long before and all along.
How about "Overrated Hypocrite Day?" That would be more historically accurate
if we're talking about the REAL Martin Luther King.>There is no
Cesar Chavez DayWe could just broaden it and have "Criminal Thug
Day."Today's Monday. Quit playing revolutionary and go to work.
Race is irrelevant.
Many people were involved in bringing about the social and legal changes that
increased civil rights. Martin Luther King was the face of the movement and he
paid for it with his life. He did something that no one else had done until
that time, which was to change the attitude of white America so that the racism
that had been prevalent throughout the history of our country was no longer
acceptable. Racism still exists and the struggle continues, but Dr King
represents a significant change in cultural attitude, and for that reason the
day is properly named Martin Luther King Day.
Martin Luther King was a womanizer and plagiarizer. His public persona as an
ordained Baptist minister, was totally different from his private life. He does
not deserve a national holiday. Have a Human Rights Day, but I can never honor
such a hypocrite as MLK.
I am glad Luther played a part in Civil rights, I know there is a hidden story
about his life and principals as well. I hope we can focus on the good he has
done.What I find ironic is that all of our preisdents including Abe
share 1 day and Martin gets his own? It releates to how I feel
about Affermative action, I am so glad we are all equal and have equal
oppertunities, but lets not be hypocrites and start holding back the WHITES or
MALES because of their skin color or gender! We are not standing up to the
values Martin or any of our other fathers fought so hard for!
to say MLK deserves to be up there with the founding fathers is ludicrous. Not
even close to what the founding fathers went thru. Then to give him a holiday
and take away from Washington and Lincoln is a grave injustice. It's all apart
of political correctness and the frear people hace to be called a racist
Dr. King has taken all the shots that bigots and haters can dish out and with
each passing MLK day, his message of inspiration and hope, along with our need
for strength in our leaders, makes him a true hero in the eyes of more and more
Americans and citizens of the world. And that just drives bigots nuts. Happy
Birthday, Dr. King!! And thank you.
MLK was indeed a womanizer, yet inspite of this he was great, one of the
greatest Americans who ever lived, A great person is not one who doesn't have
faults, but a person who contributes great things that exceed by far their
shortcomings and other mens accomplishmentgs. Being a womanizer is small
patatoes compared to his great accomplishments.
Oh really? What ever did the founders do that greatly exceeds his
accomplishment? As great as the contributions of the founders were, they had a
great smear on it and hole in them, slavery and the attitude that people among
us could be treated like sub humans with no rights. The founders took a great
step forward, but their accomplishments were incomplete. MLK in great measure
completed their work, and I am confident that the founders would be proud that
as great of a person as MLK, called the country they founded, his country and
then made such great contributions to it, His faults are small patatoes compared
to his great accomplishments and only small minds would insist on focusing on
these rather than the great light and great man that MLK was.
This day is just another shining example of the PC crowd valuing style over
substance. When we start paying the appropriate respect to James Madison and
other founding fathers I will be mare deferential to MLK. I will not be voting
to change the opening day of the Utah State Legislature; unless I can vote to
put it in recess indefinitely. But anyway, thanks for the day off. I think I'll
"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."The eloquent words from Dr. King said on the steps of the
Lincoln Memorial. It's too bad that the PC/Diversity crowd just give lip
service to them and try to twist them toward their own ends.King
wanted to be a uniter, not a divider. The PC/Diversity crowd wants us judged by
our race/sexual orientation/genger/hair color/etc. Not by how we act or what we
do, or by our character. If the words of the "I Have A Dream"
speech are to be believed, then we need to get rid of "diversity" and embrace
everyone, regardless of who they are. That said, there are still
some things that society shouldn't have to accept, because of "diversity" which
is fodder for another day.For now Dr. King deserves his holiday. So
do our greatest Presidents, Washington and Lincoln. Not some drummed up day
like "Presidents Day". We should honor both. Besides, then the government
workers get another day off. So do the banks.
Human Rights day seems more meaningful this year, now that we're in the throes
of a campaign between some of the most diverse candidates ever. I
thank Martin Luther King for his part in making it possible for any little boy
or girl in America to grow up and become presi----OOPS--unless you're a
Latter-day Saint, that is. Guess we still have a long way to go.
Womanizing and plagiarizing are "small potatoes"? Wow! What is happening to our
world? Normally when a man of the cloth is found having sexual relations
outside of marriage, he is dismissed from the ministry, and a person caught
plagiarizing his college papers, is kicked out of school. I don't believe being
an adulterer and plagiarizer (thief), are small potatoes, I guess unless MLK is
your hero. I suppose MLK was taught as a young child, that the most
important thing is to be on your best behavior when in public, but when no one
is looking, it is OK to be bad. In about 30 years, the FBI tapes on
MLK will be unsealed, and the debauchery of MLK's personal life will be fully
I will always call it "Human Rights Day"!MLK was a good man that spoke for
all, of any race.Those who only want to point out his faults, put your
life up to the public eye ... Hmmmmmm!Those who cry "racism" because we
want to call it "Human Rights Day", why do you want to bring race into it?AIMHO
Every one of the founding fathers faced hanging by treason if they lost. Because
of their courage, you are allowed to make your ignorant statements. Don't down
play their great accomplishments to try and build up those of Dr. King. See the
truth for what it really is instead of promoting your illogical ideas.
Let Christ be the Judge, which commandment did he say was greater? Adultery, or
Loving your neighboor as yourself? (Matthew 22:4) What he did with women
affected few people and only moderately compared to being discrinimated against
your whole life, what he did in his ministry liberated millions upon millions.
Sorry to burst your bubble.
MLK is getting TWO parades here in Houston! Ridiculous!
Yes MLK womanizing is small patatoes compared to his civil rights
accomplishments. Who better to decide this than his own wife?, who was hurt by
his womanizing, but helped by his civil rights accomplishments. She herself
honored her great husband until the end of her life. Who cares if pastors are
dismissed from the ministry if they womanize. Even if he was dismissed, his
greatness goes beyond his being a minister or pastor, Ministers are a dime a
dozen yet to few of them have stood up for civil rights like he did. Now the
question what would Jesus say? In his book treating others as you would be
treated was the second greatest commandment, more important than adultery, (see
Matthew 22:39 and 40). Even if MLK wife rejected him, it still wouldn't matter,
for helped millions and hurt only one in that case.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a larger than life symbol of human rights. His
efforts encompass all that is dignified about all people, regardless of their
background. He continues to give hope to the downtrodden, poor, underserved, or
minorities in America including other people from around the globe. The message
remains, together we can overcome all adversities!
Under written directives from Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, the FBI began
tracking King and the SCLC. Its investigations revealed in 1962 that one of
King's most trusted advisers was New York City lawyer Stanley Levison. The FBI
found that Levison had been involved with the Communist Party USAto which
another key King lieutenant, Hunter Pitts O'Dell, was also linked by sworn
testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee. The Bureau placed
wiretaps on Levison and King's home and office phones, and bugged King's rooms
in hotels as he traveled across the country. For his part, King adamantly
denied having any connections to Communism; to which Hoover responded by calling
King "the most notorious liar in the country."With those wiretaps,
the FBI discovered that King and other leaders in the SCLC were using tax-exempt
money from the SCLC to buy prostitutes and engage in other lascivious conduct.
Ralph Abernathy even said in his deathbed autobiography that King was a severe
womanizer. Lyndon B. Johnson called Martin King a hypocrite preacher.If King is such a patron saint, why did Coretta Scott King and a gutless
Democratic Congress seal until 2027, the transcripts resulting from the FBI's
The only other birthdays that this nation celebrates are Washington & Lincoln,
Christopher Columbus, and the Savior Jesus Christ.Of all people in
this WORLD, why does Martin Luther King share with Washington, Lincoln,
Columbus, and the Lord - the distinction of having his birthday celebrated.I can think of at least a dozen people that would come before Martin
Luther King. Elvis Presley for starts...
Yes, Marianne is right MiLK has "TWO" parades in Houston and those "TWO" groups
go court each year to sue each other on who gets to march were, downtown, and
when, in the morning. The other group who loses has to march somewheres else at
the same time. I guess they think Houston is a small podunk town. BUT hey,
Houston is a big city, why can't they just combine there groups and have one BIG
parade through downtown. I think "the King" would approve.
If Communists supported MLK then communists did the United States a favor. Who
cares if MLK was involved with communists? The important thing is what he did
about civil rights.
All you people nit picking about MLK are missing the point, sure he had his
faults, but his accomplishments were far greater. How or why can't you see
that? There are comments here that he should have been kicked out as a
minister, Huh? What kind of reasoning is that? Who cares. His greatness did
not come from being a minister, he was much larger than that, his
accomplishments were much larger than that. Because of him, the civil rights
bill was passed, millions now have rights that only whites in this country could
take for granted before that. What kind of small mind cares if he was or could
have been kicked out as a minister, or if he had communist friends? Even his
wife who he stepped out on could see this, why can't you. Or if he didn't say
excuse me when he burped etc, etc, etc, all you people are missing the point.
You should be grateful, not a bunch of nit picky whiners.
Even Jesus in his day had his detractors, people who found all kinds of bad
things to say about him. A great man with great accomplishments, who was
nitpicked by small minds of the day. MLK you are in good company.
Martin Luther King consorting with communists, Jesus eating with publicans and
sinners, What is this world coming to?
For the first sixty-four years of its existence the NAACP never had a single
black man as president. All its leaders until the mid-seventies were Jews, not
black people. Martin Luther King, Jr. was similarly "re-created" and "handled"
by the same people who saw political value in undermining the American white
majority and causing divisiveness in the name of "civil rights". King was a
plagiarist, with a PhD given to him by professors who had to ignore the blatant
incompetence and plagiarism in his dissertation. He was moved along a
trajectory that gave him only the appearance of education and wisdom with none
of the substance. His personal secretary was a communist homosexual who was
caught having sex with some fellow-travelers in a car after leftist meeting.
His Jewish handler was Stanley Levinson who was in charge of fundraising,
funneling money from the Soviets to the Communist Party USA, doing King's income
tax returns, and editing (writing) books and speeches. Black people should be
careful who they adopt as "leaders".
MLKing was a very good public speaker and should be an inspiration to all our
young people to learn to express themselves in public. The speaker gets
remembered, and given greater credit.The irony of the holiday is
that MLKing was just one of many leaders who developed the ideas he was the
spokesman for. At least a dozen others should be mentioned each time we
celebrate giant breakthroughs toward treating all humanely. Just not one
man's birthday. It slights the other deserving men and women.
I think to much is being made out of whether the legislature is in or out.
Basically it boils down to just another day to go shopping, because someone is
having a "sale" or since the kids are out of school another day to hit the
slopes, go to the movies etc. Much more could be done to honor Dr. King if the
kids were in school and the legislature was doing there work.
Boy, the things you learn here. Thanks, Mr. Contrarian. I guess the people Dr.
King hung out with were so horrible as to repudiate the ENTIRE civil rights
movement, and that, CONTRARY to what we normally think, the moral high ground
was actually held by the KKK and other white supremacist groups who were just
self-proclaimed CHRISTIANS, trying to hate for everyone.Can't we realize
that the final disappearance of segregation from our society could have been
much different, and much more violent than it was? White and black Americans
should thank God that the leader most responsible for race change in this
country was committed to the principle of non-violence.
So MLK was a jew-loving, pro-homo, communist? LOL! you sound like my grandmother
that went to her grave calling black americans the n-word. Contrarian, you my friend are joke. I can't believe your conspiracy theory
dribble. MLK's a womanizing, pro-gay, communist, Jew lover...LOL! Did you leave
any thing out? I don't think so.Oh, and for your info...Thomas
Jefferson had multiple children out of wedlock, some of them by he slaves. I
personally find it much more morally reprehensible to not only have slaves, but
to have sex with them than for a guy to be a "womanizer"...but I'm sure that the
Jefferson rumors aren't fact, but MLK rumors are undeniable facts! LOL!
Anti-contrarian: You need to do your homework better. The fact is we do NOT
know for certain if Thomas Jefferson was the father of the children of slave
Sally Hemings. What we do know by DNA testing, is that it's likely that a
Jefferson male was the father. There were eight male Jefferson relatives, who
lived within 100 miles of Monticello, including younger brother Randolph, who
was known to frequent Monticello often.We do know for certain that
MLK did have numerous sexual relationships outside of his marriage, and did
plagiarize numerous papers all through his college days, including his doctorial
thesis, and even part of his "I Have a Dream Speech."
By any measure the lives of black people in the US have not been improved since
Martin Luther King, Jr., stood at the forefront of the civil rights movement.
They may sit where they want in the bus or go to school with white children, but
their families have been devastated, they fill the prisons, their children are
not better educated or happier in school, and a hundred fifty years after
slavery they still live in a racially and culturally foreign land. None of these
things can be corrected by "civil rights" and of course those who stood behind
MLK knew that from the beginning. Their purpose was to use black people against
the white people; it was not to help blacks as has been so amply