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House Proceeding on Jan 21st, 2009 :: 0:34:05 to 0:36:55
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Lamar S. Smith

0:34:01 to 0:34:21( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: the wars that still persist in lowing our nation to be an example of a peaceful democracy. madam speaker, i time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.

Lamar S. Smith

0:34:05 to 0:36:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Lamar S. Smith

0:34:22 to 0:34:42( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: mr. smith: madam speaker, the first thing i want to stay is that it's good to be on the house floor with the chairman of the judiciary committee to talk out the subject at hand. this bill commemorates the 80th anniversary of the birth of dr. martin luther king jr. dr. king was the leader of an historic nonviolent revolution in the united states. over the course of his life he fought for equal justice anded

Lamar S. Smith

0:34:43 to 0:35:03( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: the nation toward racial harmony. while advancing this great movement, dr. king's home was bombed and he was subjected to relentless personal and fizz abuse. despite this violence, -- physical abuse. despite this violence, he had sound reason.

Lamar S. Smith

0:35:04 to 0:35:24( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: as a pastor, dr. king's religious beliefs were successful to his nonviolent efforts. it's doubtful that such a long and enduring movement could have survived without the power of religious inspiration behind it. from 1957 to 1968, dr. king

Lamar S. Smith

0:35:25 to 0:35:47( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: traveled over six million miles and spoke over 2,500 times about justice and equal freedom under the law. during that time he led large protests in birmingham, alabama, that drew the attention of the world. on august 28, 1963, dr. king led a peaceful march of 250,000

Lamar S. Smith

0:35:48 to 0:36:08( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: through the streets of washington, d.c. and it is here in this city where he delivered a speech that spoke for all americans regardless of the color of their skin. in his "i have a dream speh," dr. king called the march the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Lamar S. Smith

0:36:09 to 0:36:29( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: i have a dream, he said, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. dr. king opened the door of opportunity for millions of americans. he lived for the causes of

Lamar S. Smith

0:36:30 to 0:36:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: justice and equality. on the evening of april 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his hotel room in memphis, tennessee, dr. king was assassinated. but a single vicious act could not extinguish dr. king's legacy which endures to this day. because of him america is a

Lamar S. Smith

0:36:52 to 0:36:55( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: better, fiscal year nation.

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