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nhibbard
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« : December 12, 2012, 11:04:40 AM »

While I agree he was a great man, stood for great things and is well worthy of a memorial, I do not believe a paraphrased quote needs to be removed at such a great cost.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/11/15848189-much-criticized-drum-major-quote-on-martin-luther-king-jr-memorial-to-be-removed?lite

I can barely see where the paraphrasing did not embody his ideals and the actual quote. Was there no vetting prior to putting the quote on there? This is a colossal waste of funds as we have more places that funds are need. I'm sure Dr King would agree.
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« #1 : December 12, 2012, 12:48:23 PM »


The "great cost" and "colossal waste" works out to about one-quarter of a penny per US citizen.
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« #2 : December 12, 2012, 03:39:26 PM »

what did I miss now???
nhibbard
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« #3 : December 12, 2012, 10:30:56 PM »

Per person is not how to view it. To change a few words, hundreds of families could be helped. Viewing it per person diminishes the waste of resources to fix a mistake that was neither a great error or made any less of a great man. This could have also been fixed when millions weren't fighting for jobs and healthcare.
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