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Inauguration 2013: Rev. Jackson Remembers Martin Luther King, Jr.

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BY NATASHA KORECKI

WASHINGTON -- On the day of President Barack Obama's ceremonial swearing in, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said it was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s sacrifice that made the day possible. "It's a huge source of pride and accomplishment," Jackson said from
the platform of the U.S. Capitol of Obama's second term in office.

Jackson said Obama --and the nation-- owed it to King for breaking "down walls." "Dr. King's sacrifice made today's ceremony possible," Jackson said.

"He was stabbed, hit in the head with a brick, jailed and killed."

"Dr. King died a very hated man. Barack is a very beloved man. (king) was hated because he fought segregation."

The National Mall was filling up with what was expected to be a crowd of 500,000 to 700,000 -- down from 2009's record-breaking 1.8 million. Obama intends to take today's oath swearing in two Bibles -- one that belonged yo King, the other that belonged up Abraham Lincoln.

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Jesse should've been asked about how much the MLK family despises him, and have always been suspicious of Jesse's version of events of MLK's assassination; and also the credentials that make him a so-called reverend.

Jesse must be glad that Steve Cokely (one of Jesse's harshest critics) died last year, cause Steve raises a whole bunch of questions that Jesse doesn't answer.

Bob.... what make you an authority to judge someone else? Mr. Jackson is entitled to his opinion and if Mr. King family has something to say about Mr. Jackson they will do so. Therefore, you should keep your mouth shut and your negative comments to yourself!!! "We the people" do not care... what happened to Dr. King... he was killed... and he is dead... period!!! But, he did leave the country a better place for his actions and his love for other people... something that you ought to learn from!!!

Bob.... what make you an authority to judge someone else? Mr. Jackson is entitled to his opinion and if Mr. King family has something to say about Mr. Jackson they will do so. Therefore, you should keep your mouth shut and your negative comments to yourself!!! "We the people" do not care... what happened to Dr. King... he was killed... and he is dead... period!!! But, he did leave the country a better place for his actions and his love for other people... something that you ought to learn from!!!

Bob.... what make you an authority to judge someone else? Mr. Jackson is entitled to his opinion and if Mr. King family has something to say about Mr. Jackson they will do so. Therefore, you should keep your mouth shut and your negative comments to yourself!!! "We the people" do not care... what happened to Dr. King... he was killed... and he is dead... period!!! But, he did leave the country a better place for his actions and his love for other people... something that you ought to learn from!!!

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