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Martin Luther King
Our country stands on the precipice where great armies and war machines are poised to vent unheard of destruction, fire and death on God's children, God's families both here at home and abroad. We must stand in the fields, in the aisles, in harm's way if necessary and witness as He would-- demanding that everyone lay down the arms of war embrace instead with the arms of peace calling His name. One heart stands up then another and another and another until there is a great throng shouting War no more! War no more-- answer not the beating drum hear instead beating hearts. We are the hand to stay the striking arm We are the hope that will not die. the conscience of a nation which will rise up one by one-- come awake one by one to sing War no more. War no more. Peace at home. Peace abroad. War no more. The sun will rise tomorrow even though it's dark now. Hope will arrive even though despair is now everywhere. Each day more and more of us speak truth to power draw aside the curtain of obfuscation and misdirection and think long and hard about sending our daughters and sons to the killing fields. More and more of us will march through the corridors of Congress through the Senate Chambers the White House Conference Room to sing war no more war no more we shall not to war no more. Please God let there be war no more.
If Martin Luther King were alive today, this is what I think his speech this day would say.
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