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“We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, That All Men Are Created Equal”

January 17, 2011

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a 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.”

Today, Atlas honors the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and how he advanced the American Dream we all share.

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3 Comments
  1. Men? permalink
    January 17, 2011 9:30 am

    What about women?

    • "Man" embraces "Woman" and "Women" contains "Men" within it.... permalink
      January 17, 2011 10:47 am

      MLK was not about making distinctions that divide and separate.

      None of us are perfect and our very language is, in and of itself, not perfect; so when any of us use language we, of necessity, we do so imperfectly in all instances.

    • John Galt permalink*
      January 17, 2011 1:19 pm

      I didn’t write the Declaration of Independence…

      I respect your comment. But given what we’re honoring today, I think it’s fairly clear that these principles extend to all Americans regardless of gender.

      Thus, I agree with the commentator above that when MLK said it, he would have agreed that “Man” embraces “Woman” and “Women” contains “Men” within it. Let’s not forget that “divisions” of gender and race matter not in measuring human worth and potential. We are all created equal and entitled to innate rights as such.

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