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January 15, 2013

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S PRINCIPLES OF NONVIOLENCE
1. Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.
• It is active nonviolent resistance to evil. • It is assertive spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. • It is always persuading the opponent of the justice of your cause.
2. Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding.
• The end result of nonviolence is redemption and reconciliation. • The purpose of nonviolence is the creation of the Beloved Community.
3. Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice, not people.
• Nonviolence holds that evildoers are also victims.
4. Nonviolence holds that voluntary suffering can educate and
transform.
• Nonviolence willingly accepts the consequences of its acts. • Nonviolence accepts suffering without retaliation. • Nonviolence accepts violence if necessary, but will never inflict it. • Unearned suffering is redemptive and has tremendous educational and
transforming possibilities. • Suffering can have the power to convert the enemy when reason fails.
5. Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.
• Nonviolence resists violence of the spirit as well as of the body. • Nonviolent love gives willingly, knowing that the return might be hostility. • Nonviolent love is active, not passive. • Nonviolent love does not sink to the level of the hater. • Love for the enemy is how we demonstrate love for ourselves. • Love restores community and resists injustice. • Nonviolence recognizes the fact that all life is interrelated.
6. Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.
• The nonviolent resister has deep faith that justice will eventually win.

1 year 7 months ago

Gloria,this is all well and good ,but what happens when , (and we know they will ) the left goes Violent . In that case we must defend ourselfs with all possiable means

1 year 7 months ago

I agree, we must defend ourselves, but we must not start the aggression and we cannot be like The Occupy Wall Street crowd.

1 year 7 months ago

Dr King was speaking out initiating violence, not defending against violence.

It is always wrong to innate violence, except when under clear and evident threat of harm.

1 year 7 months ago

King owned several firearms and had armed friends watch his house because of the threats from the KKK

1 year 7 months ago (Edited)

We are Patriots

1 year 7 months ago

Thank you for posting this.

1 year 7 months ago

I was born and raised on a farm in WPA I know and agree with you.
I practice my second amendment right.

1 year 7 months ago

Agreed, the left will start it, however if we are fore warned, we can avoid entanglement in the violence----Are you familiar with the Watts riots early 1970s CA? We also had an incident in Coconut Grove/Miami Fl. The people that were just there, very few were injured by the perps, most left the area, at least in FL. From news reports, from CA most people injured there were business owners and/or people passing thru for business purposes.

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1 year 7 months ago

Most of us are here for our children and grandchildren, I want them to be proud of what we do here.
They will read of this time in their history books.
I pray with you, when they read about these days they will be living in freedom.

1 year 7 months ago

We should contact our County Sheriff to where they stand on this.
They are our last line of defense.
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1 year 7 months ago

I agree with all who have said we must not be the ones who start the "fight" but we sure better be prepared to use whatever force necessary to win it.

1 year 7 months ago

that's right like it or not the fight is coming and you and your neighborhood better Know where every cop is at all times of day and night also all Gov. employees. YOU CAN BET THEY WILL KNOW B4 WE DO WHEN THEIR COMING. so if you know the where abouts of every Gov. employee you'll know why the mayor and judges took off on "VACATION" suddenly! you better have Drills ,communication, If i were you i would do what i have been doing TAKE YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF AND HIS DEPUTYS OUT FOR LUNCH!

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1 year 7 months ago

I am prepared to stand with you if push comes to shove.
I will be a regular Molly Pitcher and she had a cannon.

1 year 7 months ago

Excellent letter from the sheriff.

1 year 7 months ago
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