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  1. Mar 2016
    1. My third reason moves to an even deeper level of awareness, for it grows out of my experience in the ghettos of the North over the last three years, especially the last three summers. As I have walked among the desperate, rejected, and angry young men, I have told them that Molotov cocktails and rifles would not solve their problems. I have tried to offer them my deepest compassion while maintaining my conviction that social change comes most meaningfully through nonviolent action. But they asked, and rightly so, “What about Vietnam?” They asked if our own nation wasn’t using massive doses of violence to solve its problems, to bring about the changes it wanted.

      Martin Luther King points out the major inconsistencies that were prevalent and existent within the debate of the purpose, meaning, and tactics of the Vietnam War. Martin Luther King compares of his teachings versus the hypocritical stance of the Vietnam War. He uses his teachings of non-violent practices when fighting for a purpose in comparison to the violence that is being required for the people to use in Vietnam. He hates and showcases his uneasiness when trying to explain the reasoning for the violence, but there is no particular reason for the violence when fighting for a cause. His uncertainty resembles the uncertainty of President Johnson when he decided to go into a war that really did not possess a certain reason for a war besides the domino theory of communism even though Vietnam was truly out of our hands. The acts of the Vietnam War not only go against the morals of the United States but the morals of Martin Luther Kings, his teachings, and the people as well.

  2. Feb 2016
    1. taxes have risen

      "Taxes have risen" connects to the article of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Fire Side Chat. Within the article, there is a reference to the purpose of increased taxes toward citizens to aid in the reparations of the government debt because of increased spending to help reboot the economy but also pay back the increased amount of borrowing to restore all of the emergency funding that was appropriated for loans. Link:http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=14488

  3. Jan 2016
    1. It's unrealistic for individuals that posses money to be placed in the same category or respected in the same fashion as individuals that do not posses money.

    2. Nature still grants her rewards of having and enjoying, according to our being and doing, but it is now the man of the highest training and not the man of the heaviest fist who gains the highest reward.

      Nature remains the system which grants rewards amongst the people. Nature grants her rewards to individuals based on what they give and do within society. Furthermore, instead of the man that was born into unearned power, the individual that has worked, gained knowledge, and sculpted his craft will gain power and become successful.

    3. We shall thus lessen the inequalities.

      How will society lessen the characteristics of inequalities when a society wants to destroy liberty?