The False Claim Of Civil Rights

It was only a little over seventeen minutes in length, but it is said to be the most remembered and the most memorized speech in American History.

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed a crowd of 250,000 people gathered in Washington, DC. He called on the people of the various states, and the government of these United States, to live up to the principles espoused in the Declaration of Independence.

But it was not, as many have falsely claimed, a call for “civil” rights. In fact, in my view, Dr. King was not a champion of “civil” rights. He was a champion of God-given rights.

Dr. King made clear in his famous address that the liberty and equality before the law that he was demanding did NOT originate in human government. The right to equality before the law is not a “civil” right. It is a right ordained by God, and therefore a right that civil government has a duty to protect and defend.

Dr. King quoted from the Old Testament Books of Amos and Isaiah. He also made subtle references to Psalm 30 and the New Testament Book of Galatians. When he said that he hoped his children would be judged not by the “color of their skin but by the content of their character,” he was applying God’s fixed, eternal standard – not a malleable man-made one.

Unlike many modern day welfare state proponents, Dr. King’s demands were right because they were based on a righteous pretense.

In both private and public policy, we must remember that God created only one race – the human race. Therefore, all elevation or denigration of individuals or groups based on skin color is immoral and shameful because it violates the Law of Nature and of Nature’s God.


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2 comments to The False Claim Of Civil Rights

  • frank

    The presumption here is wrong. Our God given natural rights are only vested in the original State citizen, protected by the common-law of State governments.

    “Civil rights” are legislated government granted privileges. MLK represents the after-market “federal” Amerika established by carpetbagger politicians after the Civil War to accommodate the freed slaves and people of color.

    The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Constitutionalized by the 14th Amendment, created a new federal statutory “subject” citizen, vesting them with statutory equality the exact equal to the God given natural rights of the white State citizen, WHICH HAVE BEEN ADOPTED AS THEIR STANDARD.

    The Civil Rights Acts and the 14th Amendment were not enacted to give rights to those people who founded this government who already had rights coming from God. Their God given unalienable natural rights were declared to exist before the birth of the state, which was established to protect them.

    This country was not founded on “civil rights” which come from Congress, not God. “Civil rights”, dependent upon the outcome of a vote, subject to change or revocation after every election or change of whim by a voting majority in Congress, are whatever Congress decrees the to be. They only apply to colored people, who have been adopted into the original political family through an act of law as step-children, as the country was not founded for them.

    The “federal” Amerika MLK represents belongs to the colored people. The federal government only protects statutory “civil rights”.

  • gouchr

    Your statement here is true, but remember what George Soros said, “He owns the voting booths.