The Promissory Note,
aka, "I Have A Dream" speech MLK, Jr..
In a sense we have come to
our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our
republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the
This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is obvious today that
Instead of honoring
this sacred obligation,
But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.
So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.