Would Martin Luther King Jr. Vote for Obama?


It is just a great question. Not a republican one, or a democrat one, but one many should be asking. Let us look at the similarities and try and decide.

Similarities:

  1. They are both black men.
  2. They both believe in a type of change.
  3. They both were great public speakers.

Dissimilarities:

  1. One was raised a Christian holding all life sacred. One was raised a Wahabi-Muslim believes it is above his pay grade to take a stand on his faith.
  2. One has followers and friends that believed in non-violent protesting and civil disobedience. One has friends that have actually bombed the Pentagon, spout racial segregation inside of churches, and bring backpacks full of bricks and nails to protests.
  3. One’s idea of change was the equality of opportunity for all. All humans created equal in God’s site. One was raised to believe women were not equal. Who was taught that the white-man was the devil. That America was evil.

You can steal the iconography of MLK. You can paint yourself as the fulfillment of his dream. You are correct. He dreamed one day a man would be judged not by the color of his skin, but by their principals. Barak Obama has the equal opportunity to be President of the USA. MLK would be proud, but I doubt his faith would allow him to vote for a man who does not value the life of a child. He would not be for a person who could not follow the path set for him by faith.

Tell me, Who would Martin Luther King Jr. vote for?

There was only one MLK, and you ain’t him Barry.

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~ by gotea on September 12, 2008.

5 Responses to “Would Martin Luther King Jr. Vote for Obama?”

  1. Thanks for posting this. I can’t tell you how much I wanted to vomit when I watched the coverage on Obama’s speech at the Dem Convention and everyone was comparing him to MLK Jr….

  2. A-men brother! MLK was a great man, Barack Obama is a fraud.

  3. Barack Obama not Barak….maybe you should learn how to spell his name before you disrespect a man…and also get your facts right about him…

  4. lets just call him Barry like everyone did before he decided it made him more acceptable in Chicago. My facts are pretty clear on this one. You voted on race in this election. That is your legacy, not MLK’s.

  5. I think the basic question is beliefs or faith if you are referring to MLK Jr. He had a strong faith in God and therefore the Bible was his frame of reference. The bible is clear when it addresses the issues of abortion and homosexuality. Mr. Obama was a strong supporter of both. Mr. King was a strong Christian man and judged men by the content of their character not by the color of their skin. I don’t think he would have voted for Mr. Obama however he may not have voted for McCarin either. He may have just abstained because of the lack of choices. The bible also states “Bad company corrupts good character.” Mr. Obama has kept some bad company of the last 20 years.

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