Why a King holiday?

Posted Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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With all the hoopla over the Martin Luther King holiday celebration, I think MLK would not be pleased with a couple of items.

First, King would not be happy that some states, such as Arizona were coerced into making the third Monday of January a holiday.

Second, he would not be pleased that the holidays commemorating the births of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were combined into one day, Presidents’ Day.

Is King greater than these two presidents? I think Dr. King would say no. Perhaps a “Civil Rights Day” honoring all who contribute to this cause would get MLK’s approval.

— Jay V. Beavers, Granbury

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