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Malloy's, Wyman's Thoughts About Martin Luther King, Jr.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman offered these comments on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today.

Governor Dannel Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

Malloy: “Decades after Dr. King’s fearlessness in the face of injustice and racial inequality, his message of non-violence and optimism continue to resonate deeply throughout our communities and across this nation. Particularly at this time, as we struggle with the questions around building a stronger, safer, more just society, leadership at all levels of government can reflect on Dr. King’s legacy. We are dedicated to ensuring access to the ballot box, economic justice, and educational opportunity for all citizens, and our work will continue to reflect this commitment.”

Wyman: “I will be thinking of Dr. King on Monday when I will have the privilege of witnessing President Obama take his second oath of office. I strongly believe that if not for Dr. King’s work, I would not have seen an African-American President elected in my lifetime. I also think Dr. King’s convictions about empowering people and strengthening our communities are particularly relevant to us in government today. These difficult economic times have put incredible stress on so many people and families, and it is more important than ever that government helps provide a roadmap to prosperity for everyone.”

Kathleen Fugett January 21, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Martin Luther King would be disappointed with the decline of our Nation... His '"I Have A Dream" speech did not include visions of increased entitlement programs and increased educational opportunities based on skin color rather than merit... I believe What he wanted was for African Americans to be afforded the same opportunities as Whites - he wasn't expecting Free Handouts and Head of The Line Privledges and he certainly didn't expect future generations to continue the use of the Race Card for Personal Gain...
ZIGGY January 22, 2013 at 03:12 AM
yes he would be disgusted with the amount of leeches sucking off the Welfare system------i think his dream was to be working--- along with being a productive member of society

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