Monday, January 17, 2011


Monday January, 16th 2011 is a Federal holiday in the USA in honor of the late Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Day is observed on the third Monday of January - around the time of Dr. Kings birthday of January 15th.
Born in 1929 and assassinated on April 4th, 1968, at the tender age of 39; Dr. King would have been 83 years old today.

Every year on this day, Americans and the world are reminded particularly of Dr. Kings most famous speech: “I Have A Dream”, in which he challenged Americans especially those in power to live up to the true meaning of the country’s creed: “We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.”

“I Have A Dream “ speech continues to resonate throughout the world today for all freedom loving people and especially more so for Ugandans yearning to shake the shackles of one man rule.

In a humble Ugandan rendition version of Dr. Kings speech, I like to say to all Ugandans of good conscious to dare to have a dream also.

That Uganda can live up to the true meaning of its democracy and have the courage to embrace diversity in leadership the next presidential election. And bring an end to the culture overextended Big man Rule.
That small Ugandan children of every tribe and background can grow up to realize the true potential of our diversity in leadership talent rather than than the stifling and marginalizing scourge of one man rule.

And if Uganda is to be a great nation this must become true!

And when this happens, when we allow free & fair elections to prevail, when we let it prevail from every village and every county, from every district and every town, we will be able to speed up that day when all of Uganda’s God's children of every tribe, bush war heros and none bush war heros, Protestants, Muslims, Catholics, or non believers will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the late Dr. Kings old Negro spiritual: "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

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