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MLK on Guided Missiles and Misguided Men

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Sun, Nov 8, 2009 - 6:35 pm

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Attributed to: 
Martin Luther King Jr.

While I agree with his quote, I would expand it past "spiritual power" to include "political fortitude." Instead of protecting citizens' inalienable rights, politicians have cowed to the war mongers and people who feel the need to control others' personal lives. This is why we live in a police state where they can do nearly anything with impunity and pat themselves on the back for it, giving each other award dinners, and finding priests to praise them for it.