American Thinker posted this one today.
I wonder which way his politics would lean today, if the assassin’s bullets had missed him? He was enlarging his quest for racial justice to include economic justice – which suggests left, but his Christian side may have led him to preach against economic incentives and cultural trends that break up families – which suggests right. On the other hand, he was a servant of God, and God is above and beyond our politics.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse…. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself — John Stuart Mill
To those who serve or have served, thank you. To those who have returned, welcome home. May there be helping hands for the wounded. And for those who have passed on, may a great and grateful nation always remember you. We’ll catch up with you by and by.