Why would anyone host a gun raffle to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.?
The Multnomah County Republican Party of Oregon explains.
“The great political issue today is whether or not the American people of all creeds and races will live free or live as slaves – slaves to their own overreaching government. 50 years ago, Martin Luther King’s great speech was an appeal for freedom for African Americans. Today, those same words he spoke 50 years ago are an appeal for freedom for all Americans.”
We’re raffling a gun on MLK Day because us white guys are oppressed too. We’re suffering under the boot of the reverse-racist black president. We’re all slaves now.
It’s quite clear that the Multnomah Republican Party has no idea what they’re talking about. King was anything but a crusader against “overreaching government” in the manner that today’s Republicans see it. He felt that we all have a responsibility to help those in need and he supported a guaranteed minimum income. If he were alive today, Republicans would probably describe him as a far-left socialist activist.
For comparison’s sake — in this day and age Don Lemon is apparently what qualifies as a “ultra-leftist African-American political activist” according to some people. Don Lemon thinks Stop and Frisk was justified.