RESOLUTION:

The Democratic Populist Caucus vigorously protests the planned Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, to be constructed on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C.

The Detroit News, of February 26, 2006, reports that: the King Memorial is expected to be completed in time for the 40th anniversary of King’s assassination (April 4th, 1968); that it would join “10 other monuments on the Mall”; “would sit near war memorials and tributes to presidents Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington and Franklin Roosevelt”; “would be the first [memorial] not dedicated to a president or a military veteran, and the first honoring an African-American”.  Congress has pledged $10 million to this project, which is expected to cost a total of $100 million.

If a memorial must be built for King, let them remove the one already built for FDR, and place it, along with the one for King, on a separate mall, away from Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln, mark it a “mall for Traitors,” and have both be funded by liberal, pro-Communist traitors like the ones being honored.  For: we are not sure whether Roosevelt’s treason at Pearl Harbor, in bringing the United States into what would become World War II, or King’s treason to the cause of race relations in the United States, which we believe he set back by 100 years, is greater.