"We, Negro Americans, sing with all loyal Americans:
My country 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the Pilgrims' pride
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring!
That's exactly what we mean --
from every mountain side, let freedom ring.
Not only from the Green Mountains and White Mountains
of Vermont and New Hampshire;
not only from the Catskills of New York;
but from the Ozarks in Arkansas,
from the Stone Mountain in Georgia,
from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
-- let it ring not only for the minorities of the United States,
but for the disinherited of all the earth --
may the Republican Party, under God, from every mountainside,
Rev. Archibald Carey, Jr.
(1908-81) American lawyer, judge, politician, diplomat and clergyman from the south side of Chicago.
Speech at Republican National Convention, 1952
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Wow. Worthy of MLKjr at his best.
 -- michael morgan, San Jose, CA     
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    People may recognize parts of this quote in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech in Washington, D.C. ten years later.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Anonymous      
    wow!! this quote really touches your heart! it kinda opens your eyes to a whole new world of love and peace, well lets hope MLKs dreamm still rides on forever!!
     -- sonu, troy, MI     
     -- im     
    yes there are some parts that are similar and MlK may have borrowed the song idea but it is not plagerized! it is not word for word!. The 2 were actually friends
     -- rose, NYC     
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    thats right!!! i love it :D
     -- Cassie, MN     
    This is my Great-Grandfather. Amazing... the story was never told.
     -- Selisa, Chicago     
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    Just.......Beautifully written.
     -- Suzy Q, Bellevue, WA     
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    Incroyable, les dernires phrases ne sont pas les mmes. Martin Luther King s'en est donc inspir. Du ou pas, il reste que MLK tait un grand homme.
     -- Anonymous, lyon     
    amazing, i understand now . But martin Luther king was a great leader for all the people, he fight for the injustice.
     -- Amar M., lyon     
     -- Robert, St. Emilion      
    Let us not just admire it; let us teach it. And pass it on.
     -- David Cooper, Mannington, NJ     
    Let freedom ring ! From sea to shining sea !
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
     -- jim k, austin tx      
    Send this quote to the Republician party & the Tea Party. They have " BOTH " lost there way.
     -- Terence Marion, Wyoming Michigan     
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