Last week was the 50th anniversary of Bobby Kennedy’s death, shot in Los Angeles after his victory speech in the California Democratic primary. These words of his resonate deeply with me:
I do not run for the presidency merely to oppose any man, but to propose new policies. I run because I am convinced that this country is on a perilous course and because I have such strong feelings about what must be done, and I feel that I’m obliged to do all I can.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was also taken from Americans just months before that in the same fateful year, 1968:
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Even as a very young boy, I could feel that something had been ripped from the soul of America in 1968, that a bright future had been taken from us.There’s unfinished business to attend to – let’s draw inspiration from the past as we find our way forward, to the future. Click To Tweet
Cast your ballot and tell your friends to do the same. It’s time to re-take our politics and pull our country from the brink and it all begins right here in Colorado’s 2nd District.
Thank you – Mark Williams