Following MLK’s wisdom |

Following MLK’s wisdom

From time to time I am asked how I feel about Tony Hershey’s seemingly undue obsession with my remaining time in office, less than fashionable wardrobe, etc. etc. etc.

I have hesitated to take issue even with what seem to me to be inappropriate holiday greetings, not wanting to add to the already ample angst and anger in this community. As one gets older, the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s advocacy of nonviolence becomes more apparent and so I quote him on this day in his honor:

“Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.”

I would only point out that nonviolence is not only sound morally but good politics as well ” in the wake of the Iowa caucuses it’s pretty clear that John Edwards did so well because he stayed away from the name calling and negativity of that particular campaign. I hope that catches on.

Mick Ireland


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