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chieftain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-05-05 02:17 PM
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14. RFK and MLK were and still are my heroes.
I was in Lawrence Kansas to see Bobby the day after he announced for the Presidency. He gave a marvelous speech about the horrors of war and the obscenity of poverty in this the greatest nation on earth. Sadly, it could be given again today.
On the night he was shot, we had left a party celebrating finishing final exams for my senior year in college. The joy of that event was dashed by the anguish of seeing that good man being taken from us when he could have made such a difference in our history.
That night, I vowed to leave the US for good. I didn't do it. I stayed and have done well. I had not had similar thoughts of leaving until the Bush Crowd appeared on the scene. They are destroying my notion of what America is and I really wonder if we can ever take our country back.
Thanks for reminding us of the significance of the date.
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