MLK in Green Lake

Playing catch up on some posts...

Sen Robson quoted from a speach Martin Luther King Jr. made in Green Lake, WI:

In the fall of 1956, King spoke in Wisconsin at a conference of the American Baptist Assembly and American Home Mission Agencies near Green Lake. He asked the people to consider what the Apostle Paul might tell them today.

Paul might point out the success of capitalism in making America the richest nation in the world, and the failure of capitalism to lift all boats.

"God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty," King said. "God intends for all of his children to have the basic necessities of life, and he has left in this universe 'enough and to spare' for that purpose. So I call upon you to bridge the gulf between abject poverty and superfluous wealth."

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