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On Martin Luther King Jr.
On Dec. 13 in The News-Enterprise, a writer suggested the Republican Party “reach out” to blacks and other minorities and get away from being a “party of the rich.” On Jan. 2, a column said “GOP needs recasting, reform.” Give me a break. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican and I became one after my very first Hardin County NAACP Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday celebration in January 1993 when I watched blacks “kiss up” to liberal Democrat politicians and defile The Dream.
Why did President Barack Obama, as the most powerful person in the world, fail to read bills in their entirety before signing them into law? Nancy Pelosi told him that he did not have the time. Dr. King and Medgar Evers didn’t die for that. Obama likely betrayed Dr. King’s dream in exchange for Pelosi’s support in his 2012 re-election.
Dr. King invested his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize money into his civil rights activities. Failure to “split the loot” among his inner circle likely created enough discord for his 1968 assassination. My newer version of the same rifle allegedly used by James Earl Ray is too large to conceal on any human moving around in clothing appropriate for spring in Memphis, Tenn. How would any shooter get a preferred, pre-positioned rifle shot at Dr. King on the patio of room No. 306 at the Lorraine Motel without coordination with a Dr. King insider?
Was James Earl Ray really the shooter? Blacks killed Malcolm X in 1965 and blacks also had grievances with Dr. King. Ray would have been an ideal distraction as most assumed Dr. King’s potential assailants fit Ray’s profile. There should have been more “people of interest” besides Ray, because of money, adultery, racism and possible political animosity.
Harry M. Braxton Jr.