Ed Driscoll

"First And Foremost, We Are American Citizens"

Orrin Judd links to Martin Luther King’s epochal December 5th 1955 speech to the Holt Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, and writes:

Dr. King’s peculiarly American genius [was his] appealing to the democratic and Judeo-Christian ideals of his countrymen, summoning them to finally fulfill the promises of the Constitution and the Bible. The simple demand that Americans act more American and more Christian was simply brilliant.

Indeed. Happy MLK Day.

Update: Michelle Malkin and Debbie Schlussel note that many elites seem to have forgotten key details of Dr. King’s message.

Another Update: More here, including video.