One of the greatest American icons was a man by the name of Martin Luther King Jr. He was a Republican politically. He had a tremendous gift in his speaking abilities, and he understood the nature of freedom.
MLK, is by all accounts, one of the most heroic individuals to be part of American history. His integrity in thought meant that he did not fear speaking out against an establishment that thought differently than he did. And for that, he changed our nation permanently for the better.
A little known fact is that Martin Luther King was opposed to the war at the time. In one of his speeches, he said the following:
War is the greatest plague that can affect humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
I admire King’s ability to stand his ground on a whole host of issues. Things that were right in his eyes, deserved defending, even if he was not immediately hurt by them.