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(CROWD CHEERS AND APPLAUDS) MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.: Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that ALL men are created equal." (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. 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! I have a dream! (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) RON PAUL: And the problem that we have with dealing with this subject is we see people as groups, as they belong to certain groups and that they derive their rights as belonging to groups. We don’t get our rights because we’re gays or women or minorities. We get our rights from our creator as individuals. So every individual should be treated the same way. RON PAUL: Libertarianism is the enemy of all racism, because racism is a collectivist idea is that you put people in categories. You say, "Well, Blacks belong here, Whites here, and women here." Well, we don't see people in form-- or gays. You don't have rights because you're gays, or women, or minorities. You have rights because you're an individual. So, we see people strictly as individuals. And we get these individuals in a natural way. So, it's exactly opposite of all collectivism. And it's absolutely anti-racism, because we don't see in those terms. RON PAUL: A system designed to protect individual liberty will have no punishments for any group and no privileges. Today, I think inner-city folks and minorities are punished unfairly in the war on drugs. For instance, Blacks make up 14 percent of those who use drugs, yet 36 percent of those arrested are Blacks and it ends up that 63 percent of those who finally end up in prison are Blacks. This has to change. We don't have to have more courts and more prisons. We need to repeal the whole war on drugs. It isn't working. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) We have already spent over $400 billion since the early 1970s, and it is wasted money. Prohibition didn't work. Prohibition on drugs doesn't work. So we need to come to our senses. And, absolutely, it's a disease. We don't treat alcoholics like this. This is a disease, and we should orient ourselves to this. That is one way you could have equal justice under the law. RON PAUL: Let the regulation go back to the state. Regulate it like alcohol and where the real regulation comes from, the individual and also from the family and the parents and the community. That's what prevents drug use. Not some federal thug coming in with guns and arresting some kid and throwing him in prison for life. That makes no sense whatsoever. RON PAUL: Somebody asked me yesterday, "When was the last time you ever changed your opinion?" (LAUGHS) I said "well, It's been a while since I've had a major change of opinion", but I try to understand and study But on that issue (the death penalty), I did have a change of opinion... (CAPTIONS INCOMPLETE) It was not overnight, but my position now is, since I'm a federal official and I would be a U.S. president, is I do not believe in the federal death penalty... (CAPTIONS INCOMPLETE) but I would not come and say the federal government and the federal courts should tell the states they can't have the death penalty anymore. But, uhh, I just don't think with the scientific evidence - I read an article yesterday, and 68 percent of the time they make mistakes. It's so racist, too. I think more than half the people getting the death penalty are poor blacks. This is the one place, the one remnant of racism in our country is in the court system, enforcing the drug laws and enforcing the death penalty... (INCOMPLETE CAPTIONS) If you're rich, uhh, you usually don't meet the death penalty... (INCOMPLETE CAPTIONS) I don't think it's very good sign for civilization to still be invoking the death penalty... RON PAUL: The sad part of all this is that we have forgotten what made America great, good, and prosperous. We need to quickly refresh our memories and once again reinvigorate our love, understanding, and confidence in liberty. The status quo cannot be maintained, considering the current conditions. Violence and lost liberty will result without some revolutionary thinking. We must escape from the madness of crowds now gathering. The good news is the reversal is achievable through peaceful and intellectual means and, fortunately, the number of those who care are growing exponentially. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. This will be the day, this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning: "My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring." And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill in Mississippi! From every mountainside, let freedom ring! (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) And when this happens when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet from every state, and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” (THUNDEROUS CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) (INSPIRING MUSIC) (VOICE OF RON PAUL): The Constitution was written very precisely to restrain the power and force of government, and to protect the liberties of each and every one of us! (CROWD CHANTING) Ron Paul! Ron Paul! Ron Paul! Ron Paul!

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Duration: 9 minutes and 47 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: None
Producer: KramerDSP
Director: KramerDSP
Views: 475
Posted by: kramerdsp on Sep 10, 2011

This video is a tribute to two of my personal heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul, M.D. I sincerely believe that Ron Paul is a revolutionary figure in our midst that will be remembered as one of the greatest Americans who ever lived. I also believe that of all of the politicians in either party running for the Presidency, only Ron Paul is the true successor to Dr. King's message that we should be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin.

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