All Men are Created Equal

By Dr. Allen Unruh 

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The time is always right to do what is right.”     

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable…Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” 

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of this creed – We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.” 

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period…was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”    

“It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.”    

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the staircase.” 

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”    

“Every person must decide whether to walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.   This is the judgment.   Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”    

“A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law of the law of God.” 

“Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.” 

“I believe the unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.”    

Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a staunch supporter of the campaign.  She said that Martin Luther King, Jr. would have also been supporter of this important campaign. These profound statements were given because black people were not considered completely human—just like the unborn.  Their fight for equality demanded an understanding of what the statement, “All men are created equal” really means.  If God created man in his own image, why are the unborn given no value?  Connecting the dots requires an understanding that the arguments are the same in the fight for protecting the unborn as it was for black people in America.      

Over a half a million Americans died in the Civil War.  Over 48 million have died on the altar of sexual promiscuity defining freedom as license.  South Carolina challenged the Plessy vs. Ferguson case of “separate but equal” in 1952 and drove the final stake in the coffin of the doctrine of separate but equal.  Let South Dakota be the state that wins the battle to protect the lives of women and their unborn children.  May Biblical principles combined with the wisdom of our forefathers,  pave the road to freedom and equality in America.