Happy 95th birthday, Dr. King, and may our interactions today reflect God’s love for us all

Dr. Alveda King,  January 15, 2024

This article originally appeared on Fox News on January 15th, 2024.

As America enters a pivotal election year, faced with a decision that will determine nothing less than the future of our country, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day offers us a moment to stop and reflect on where we have come and how far we have strayed from our foundational values.

Jan. 15, 2024, marks the 95th anniversary of the birth of my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who, in 1963, stood upon the Lincoln Memorial steps and delivered his famed "I Have a Dream"speech – remarks that helped define the Civil Rights Movement and indeed the whole of the 20th century.

As MLK spoke that day, he reminded the masses that his dream was not set apart from America or our national story; instead, as a patriot, MLK’s dream was "deeply rooted in the American dream." As patriots, it is all our duty to keep that dream alive.

In contrast, today, in 2024, Americans have seen the opposite of this dream come to life. Violent protesters have rioted and looted our cities and small businesses, which flies in the face of my uncle’s commitment to nonviolent protest.


The current administration has focused on expanding abortions and taking away parental rights over children, opposing school choice, and even spying on communities of faith.

Israel has come under violent attack and faces terrorism and hate in the most extreme form since the Holocaust, while the leaders of our major universities and academic institutions have refused to condemn these acts of brutal savagery against the Jewish people...

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