Conservatives Celebrate MLK's Republican Heritage
Sarah Palin paid tribute to the fallen civil rights leader thus: "He fought for liberty and equality because he knew they were God-given and he knew that no government should be empowered to thwart our freedom."
Among other things, King fought to the end of his life for a government guaranteed income. "It must be pegged to the median income of society, not the lowest levels of income," the Doctor prescribed, and "it must automatically increase as the total social income grows... If periodic reviews disclose that the whole national income has risen, then the guaranteed income would have to be adjusted upward by the same percentage."
Sounds like socialism to us, but we're sure King would still be welcome in the modern Republican Party if he hadn't been shot by Lee Harvey Oswald.