As we observe Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, let's not forgot that he was not just a civil rights leader; he was an antiwar leader. In a speech he gave in New York in 1967, a speech that led to a lot of upset from some erstwhile supporters, he stated:

"Now, it should be incandescently clear that no one who has any concern for the integrity and life of America today can ignore the present war. If America's soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read: Vietnam. It can never be saved so long as it destroys the deepest hopes of men the world over. So it is that those of us who are yet determined that America will be – are – are led down the path of protest and dissent, working for the health of our land."

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