28 Aug 2005 On John Roberts and Martin Luther King: No Apology Necessary
Says Project 21’s Mychal Massie:
I neither apologize for nor shrink from my comments comparing the beliefs of Judge John Roberts, James Madison and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To suggest that I have in some way discredited Dr. King is simply the knee-jerk, apoplectic hysteria of those who find fault with anyone not espousing their leftist mantra of self-segregation and special rights. As a result, much of what Dr. King stood for has been undermined by their lies and pathetic misrepresentations.John Roberts has worked to ensure people are not judged by the color of their skin, but rather by the content of their character. Is that not exactly what Dr. King espoused so eloquently? Judge Roberts’s rulings and beliefs are rooted in the same document – our Constitution – that both Dr. King and Madison so gallantly defended. It is the left that strives for an America governed by quotas and special rights for perceived oppressed special classes. It is the left, not Judge Roberts, Dr. King or James Madison, who seek to control what persons may say, how they may think and how our children are taught.
Dr. King’s agenda was for blacks to be able to sit at the lunch counter of their choice and for black children to attend desegregated schools. He marched for the rights of blacks to participate freely in elections and be able to purchase and live in homes they could afford. He was attacked and jailed in his quest to ensure that all Americans received equal treatment. I defy those feigning insult to cite one example of Judge Roberts not supporting those ideals.
Project 21’s Cherylyn LeBon adds:
In my experience as a former senior counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, John Roberts’s record demonstrates that he is a careful, diligent and thoughtful lawyer who provided his clients with sound legal advice on civil rights issues. In private practice, Roberts has shown that he has an ability to see all sides of various civil rights issues and has the ability to recognize the complexity of current law in this area. John Roberts is a fair and thoughtful attorney, and I hope that his upcoming hearing in September will reflect these same qualities.
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