On this day, I think its fitting to remember that commitment to a more civic, substantial public dialogue, does not mean tensionless engagement. Nor does it mean an abandonment of principles.
It does mean a willingness to deal with tough subjects in a way that demands the high road of others, if they are to be judged worthy. History recognizes those who so engage are not only participating in the highest form of patriotism, but the most laudable form of humanitarianism.
Be Blessed by our nation's remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr.