Today, the Douglas County Republican Party pays tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

dr-martin-luther-king.jpgDr. King served as a shining example of principled leadership. His message was one of peace, compassion and hope. A message of freedom, equality, unity, and self-reliance that helped transform this country like few Americans have. His message has never been more relevant or more important. Today, we are proud to honor that legacy.

“On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?” But Conscience asks the question, “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience, but where he stands in moments of challenge, moments of great crisis and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.