Today is January 15th , and in the United States it is the birthday of Doctor Martin Luther King .
We usually celebrate it the second Monday in January but this year the holiday does fall on his actual birthday .
It’s a national holiday in most of the United States , but some states were late to the party of really honoring MLK.
Arizona of all states was one of the last states to honor the holiday and they only did it because they were losing tourists dollars.
Yes, even in the United States , boycotts do work.
Today is the day that a lot of politicians basically give lip service to Doctor King’s words.
They can quote all of his speeches but when it comes to actually doing the words in those speeches, that’s another story.
This doesn’t just include politicians in the United States , but many countries because Doctor King was influenced by the teachings of Gandhi .
Happy Birthday , Doctor King.
It’s too bad you aren’t around right now because not only does the United States needs your calming influence , but the rest of the world does also .