Saturday, January 20, 2007

Edwards: "It's time for Americans to be patriotic about something other than war."

I just watched this video, which contains excerpts from John Edwards' speech at Riverside Church in New York City on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It's the same pulpit from which Dr. King delivered an inspirational speech opposing the Vietnam War a year before his tragic death.

Edwards delivers an eloquent and thoughtful speech. He looks comfortable speaking to a largely African American church. His message is moving. His politics are on point. It's nine minutes long, but worth listening to when you have the time. The line that stood out for me, in the title of this post, comes at around 8 minutes and 30 seconds. That's the kind of message that will truly resonate with so much of America.