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Carter: MLK Would Have Wanted Gun Control, Opposed Voter ID

Carter: MLK Would Have Wanted Gun Control, Opposed Voter ID

Former President Jimmy Carter took the podium at the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech to state that America continues to be rife with racism.

“I think we all know how Dr. King would have reacted” to voter identification, Carter said. “I think we all know how Dr. King would have reacted” to the Supreme Court striking down a portion of the Voting Rights Act. And, he added, “I think we would all know how Dr. King would have reacted to our country being awash in guns and more and more states passing Stand Your Ground laws.” Carter also invoked King in pushing for Washington D.C. to become its own state, and in implying that the criminal justice system is racist. “There is a tremendous agenda ahead of us,” Carter intoned.

Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).

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