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Sitting in Honor of Sit-Ins

When Gov. Bill Lee didn’t stand at the urging of the keynote speaker at a recent event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., some castigated him.

The speaker had asked attendees to stand if they supported government-provided universal health care and opposed a wall on our southern border. He accused those not standing of being disingenuous in their desire to honor Dr. King because Dr. King would have supported these things.

But who says one cannot honor a person unless in complete agreement with that person? Moreover, who can say what Dr. King’s position on these current issues would be 41 years after his death?

However, we can say this: If Gov. Lee disagreed on those policy issues, then for him to have stood would have dishonored the man who encouraged sit-ins against laws he thought were wrong.

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