My Dream About ‘I Have a Dream’…

Written by Suzanne Olden on August 29, 2013

Dr. King would be horrified by racial epithets spewed constantly and consistently by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.  He would be horrified by the antics of Tawana Brawley and Al Sharpton, by the smearing of the Duke Lacrosse players, by Jackson’s using his Rainbow/Push Coalition organization to extort businesses for money rather than working with them to make change and referring to Jewish sections of New York as “Hymietown”; Sharpton’s referring to Greeks as “Greek Homos” and to white people as “crackers” and worse.

The question shouldn’t be why do they do it.  They do it because no one in their own community will call them out on it.  The question should be why does the black community allow it?  Why don’t they stand up for themselves against their race hustlers and say “that is NOT what Dr. King would want. STOP IT!”

Discrimination against anyone for the color of their skin, no matter what it is, for their faith, for their God-given gender, or for their politics is wrong. Dr. King said in his speech that he dreamed of a day: “when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last, Free at last, Thank God a-mighty, We are free at last.’”  He would be horrified to see those speaking out in his name calling Jews “Hymie” or white people “crackers.”

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

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I have a dream as well.  I dream of a nation where educational opportunity and financing isn’t based on skin color, but on achievement alone.  I have a dream that we live in a nation where those who spew hatred of another because of their race or their faith or their God-given gender are condemned by their fellow citizens, instead of being glorified in the media.  I have a dream that we become a nation that sees past color to remember that we are all made in God’s image, and He loves all His children.  I have a dream.

Image: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at the Civil Rights March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963; source: Army images; author: National Archives and Records Administration; public domain

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Suzanne Reisig Olden is a Catholic Christian, Conservative, married mother of two, who loves God, family and country in that order. She lives northwest of Baltimore, in Carroll County, Maryland. She graduated from Villa Julie College/Stevenson University with a BS in Paralegal Studies and works as a paralegal for a franchise company, specializing in franchise law and intellectual property. Originally from Baltimore, and after many moves, she came home to raise her son and daughter, now high school and college aged, in her home state. Suzanne also writes for The Firebreathing Conservative website ( and hopes you'll come visit there as well for even more discussion of conservative issues.


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