Honoring Dr. King and Prepping for the Primary
Listening to Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech and encouraging people to let their voices be heard by voting on Saturday was how we honored Dr. King Monday.We felt that one of the best ways to honor Dr. King and the folks his words inspired would be to listen to his “I Have A Dream” speech. Before we got to the speech, we listened to the thoughts of a couple of young professional Americans on Dr. King. Thanks to friend of the show Anthony Milian and his free lance journalism, we were able to see what the “next generation” thought about Dr. King’s influence. These were not people who struggled in and through the Civil Rights Movement, these were the beneficiaries of all their sacrifices and what they had to say was telling and refreshing.
We then paused to listen to Dr. King’s powerful words echoing down the corridors of time, still compelling and inspiring. Only sixteen minutes long , but commanding a lifetime commitment to justice and equality, his speech is one we all should revisit every year.
Understanding that the dream, Dr. King sacrificed his life for must be renewed in each generation and knowing that controlling the halls of power through out vote, we spent the last part of the show focused on 2012′s first opportunity for South Carolinians to make their voices heard, the Republican Presidential primary this Saturday, Jan. 21.
The media appears committed to relegating the candidate who came in second in both of the first contests to news Siberia. Ron Paul has been given the cold shoulder by the media this entire campaign, so we took a few minutes to shine a light on his campaign. While Jason and I are not in agreement with Rep. Paul on many issues, but we appreciate his consistency and agree with some of his positions. The thing that has impressed us the most about Congressman Paul is his supporters. If you want to see how we, the People, are really supposed to be, visit a Ron Paul rally. I was invited to a Dr. Paul rally this past Saturday. It was impressive. The rally had been announced on Facebook on Thursday and while I was there approximately 200 people there as pumped up as if the Clemson/Carolina game was about to be replayed. Here’s the most impressive part, Ron Paul was in Texas. These supporters really do support him. They believe he has the answers. I interviewed a number of them and we played clips from the interviews.
We ended the show by urging folks to come out on Jan. 21 and make their voices heard by voting in the primary. Iowa had 4% of their resident vote and New Hampshire could only muster 20%. Our goal, ok Eric’s goal is for South Carolina to leave the rest of the nation with the jaws on the floor only this time for something good. Let’s get 75% turnout. Now Jason is being “realistic” and aiming for 45%.
By the way, get informed and visit the tab at the top of the page where you can find the candidate profiles, voting is important, but voting intelligently is even better.
See you at the polls, Saturday.