WHAT WOULD DR. KING SAY?; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 9
(House of Representatives - January 16, 2019)

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                        WHAT WOULD DR. KING SAY?

  (Mr. MARSHALL asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. MARSHALL. Madam Speaker, on April 3, 1968, the Reverend Martin 
Luther King gave what the world didn't know would be his final speech. 
Seven times in that address, Dr. King said, ``But I wouldn't stop 
there,'' as he spoke of his dreams for a better world.

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  This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it is critical that we not forget 
the many lessons Dr. King taught us, lessons that emphasize ways to 
treat our peers and our neighbors with respect, despite our 
differences, in order to make the dream of a better and more unified 
tomorrow possible.
  That message should resonate today more than ever to my peers in this 
Chamber.
  I have been thinking of this a lot lately, what Dr. King might say if 
he was here with us today, as he might see the divisive partisanship 
that lives among these halls, and I think he would deliver one clear 
message: We must unify to make meaningful changes. We must bridge the 
gaps that divide our Nation by working together to find common good 
civilly.
  It is no secret that division brings pain and disables our capacity 
to solve problems.
  As Martin Luther King said in his last speech in Tennessee, ``I 
wouldn't stop there.''

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