Sunday, January 8, 2012

I Have a Dream

As you know, next Sunday is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. If you want to read more about him, a short biography is available here. Dr. King's most famous speech includes these lines:


I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
 
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.

This speech was written about the need for a change in how this country treats its citizens. It describes Dr. King's dream for how our country might be. Your assignment is to write your own version of "I have a dream..." What is it that you wish to see in the future in your life or the life of our country or even the life of the world?


Please leave your comment by Thursday.

39 comments:

  1. Right now I have a dream that all people will be treated fairly worldwide. I have a dream that all of us can live in peace. I have a dream that no one will be afraid of being hurt or spit at.

    I wish that people could get along without a fight breaking out or hate being created. I know that that may never happen but it is a hope I have.

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  2. I have a dream that all people could live in harmony,that all people could at least have what they need.
    In my new vision of this world. Black white does it really matter?
    Labels at least try not to do that it might just make someones day without being called a name.
    Popular non popular whatever. All that matters is for you to be your self and that is all it takes to worship and honor God

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  3. I have a dream that there will be world peace. I have a dream that people will be treated fairly. I have a dream that animals will not be hunted for sport. I have a dream that no one will be a criminal.
    I have a dream that no one is selfish. I have a dream that no one is popular or unpopular.

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  4. I have a dream that one day we will have a clean earth. That one day it will be clean for our children so they can enjoy it like us. I have a dream that our children will be safe in the environment that they live in.

    I have a dream that the world will not be filled with pollution so it will look beautiful.

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  5. I have a dream that one day there will be no war or fighting. All countries will be as safe as any other country and guns won't be made for fighting. I have a dream that there won't be any more poverty and all the water in every country will be clean. I have a dream that every wealthy person will give to people not as fortunate as them.

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  6. I have a dream that there will be no crime. There will be no reason to have police officers. Where there will be peace between people like kids, adults, and neighbors. People would always share and be friendly to each other.

    Everyone would worship God and love people. They would go to church and donate money to the poor.

    People would say "good morning" and "good afternoon". People would greet everyone they see on their way to work and on their way home.

    I have a dream of a world of peace.

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  7. My dream is that no one will be poor anymore. Everyone will all have the same stuff, and there will be enough food to go around for everyone.
    My other dream is that there will be no more fighting, and there will be no more guns. Everyone will live together in peace and harmony. Those are my dreams for America and the whole world.

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  8. I have a dream that there will be honsty and fairness worldwide.No more WAR!No more stilling and most over all no more drunk driver. No breaking in houses,car,bildings ext.Maybe no more shotting people and were we can all be one in chrit like a fmily.I know the world will never be perfect cause adam and eve ate the fruit when thay were not allowed to but thay did but still I have a dream.

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  9. I have a dream one day in the world people wouldn't have to worry about crime roaming the streets.

    I have a dream that just because one person doesn't like one person doesn't mean they can't be friends at all.

    I have a dream that sins won't walk among us, and we all go to heaven.

    I have a dream that everyone will come together and forgive one another.

    I have a dream that people will have peace on earth.

    I have a dream that people in our world should not be judged by their outside appearance,but by whats on the inside and their actions.

    I have a dream that people will have peace on earth.

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  10. I have a draeam that Amercica will be the country of awesomeness because we have spirit we have religon christanity I have a dream we will be a great nation.

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  11. sorry in a rush sorry dream.....

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  12. I have a dream that all people would worship God because we will be honest,trustful,faithful,and so on. This dream is so peace will roam the world forever.

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  13. I have a dream that war is non-existant. That people can get along world-wide. That people obey the Lord as well as the law. That people can be friendly even if it killed them to do so. That people no longer be racist to other people because they are different. That people would not be entangled in sin like fish in a net. To summarize that up I am basically saying that people should treat others as they would choose to treat themselves.

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  14. I have a dream that people could get along. I have a dream that we will have a country where we can dream. I have a dream that we will have world peace.
    I have a dream that will be a country treats others the way they would want to be treated.

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  15. I have a dream that resources will become unlimited. So that we would instead of fighting for resources we can go get more. And take off the price tag on these resources so that we could end poverty. There will be no need for money since all is unlimited.

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  16. I have a dream that all war would be ended. If war ended there would be no more people dieing in different families. My Uncle was in Iraq twice and I was so terrified. He lost friends which hurt families. We need more love in the world. Everyone needs to treat others the way they want to be treated.

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  17. I have a dream that one day our armed forces won't have to go out and fight.
    I have a dream that contries will have peace for once that we can all get along.
    I have a dream that when we go to other countries it won't be for spying, war, and hurtful things.
    I have a dream that I will not have to live a day in my life of war right in front of me.
    I have a dream that we will all be able to go to heaven and serve the Lord.
    I Have a Dream

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  18. I have a dream that we all can come together to make World Peace.

    I have a dream that we can all be nice to each other despite the bad things that might have happened to us in the past with that person.

    I have a dream no one will be judged on their appearance but on how that person really acts.

    I have a dream that we can all one day go up to heaven to spend ever lasting life with out father God and His son Jesus.
    It is a dream that as a country we can accomplished all of these thing but only ri together.

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  19. Jason 1 said...
    I have a dream that people can live in peace. It doesn’t matter if your black or white. We’re all created the same by the God we love. I have a dream that my wife and I we will be treated the same as whites. Our Lord sees what you are doing. If white people were treated the same way, they will feel sorry for themselves.

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  20. I have a dream that people won't litter.

    I have a dream that people will treat everyone the same.

    I have a dream that homeless will find a home.

    I have a dream that the animals at the animal shelter will get treated and find a home.

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  21. I have a dream that no one would be made fun of.

    I have a dream that everyone would be treated the same. It doesn't matter if your black or white.

    I have a dream that there would be no crime anywhere.

    I have a dream that everyone could get along.

    I have a dream.

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  22. I have a dream that the homeless are provided with a home, a job, and food. That everyone will live in peace, kindness, love, and forgiveness and there would be no more fighting. That people would think more about other people than themselves and that everyone would only speak of the truth.

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  23. I have a dream, the Worlld will live in peace.

    I have a dream all people, of every race will come together aand rejoice, for we are people of God.

    I have a dream the world will be in great heath and we will dewell forever in the house of the Lord

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  24. I have a dream that all people will get along like in Heaven.

    I have dream that everyone will forgive each other.

    I have a dream that all homeless people will have homes.

    I have a dream that people look at each other the same.

    I have a dream that everyone loves each other.

    I have a dream that there will be no orphans.

    I have a dream.....

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  25. I have a dream that there would be no war and that the world would live in peace.

    I have a dream that people of every race would be treated equal.

    I have a dream that would realise things more important than themselves.

    I have a dream.

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  26. I have a dream that there are no fighting in the world.
    I have a dream that no bulling in the world.
    I have a dream that not one person on the road.
    I have a dream that there will be no dogs or cats in a pound.
    And that is my Dream.

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  27. I have a dream, that everyone won't argue in the future. I think that arguing won't help us with what we are arguing about.
    I have a dream that there won't ever be war. I've always hated how know matter what we are always at war.
    I have a dream that people won't care about your size.
    I have a dream that we will all get together.

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  28. I have a dream that on day people will get along not by judging on the outside but whats inside.

    I have a dream that country's will get along by not holding onto the past and look into the future.

    I have a dream that people will not judge by the outside and leave them out of activity's.

    I have a dream that people will stop talking behind other peoples back or gossip.

    I have a dream that people can have world peace.

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  29. I have a dream that all people will leave denominations.

    I have a dream that all people will become Christians.

    I have a dream that crime and sins to disappear.

    I have a dream that ALL people will treat each other equally.

    I have a dream...

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  30. I have a dream that there would be no wars.
    I have a dream that my children would not have to live in a place with so much weary and blood.
    I have a dream that there will be no more poor people. I have have a dream that children will not be poor.

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  31. I have a dream that every one could get along in school and in Federal buildings and the people in our high economy can make good constitutional detections in our nation. Plus to have world peace with rivals in Japan or Russia and so fourth.

    I have a dream that they will learn to love if they do not all ready and to be close country's like close friends. Soon one day people will do so I am saying and be friends like me and Reagan, Ethan, Nathan, Colt and Josiah. They all are my friends and every one should. THE END!

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  32. I have a dream that in the future there will be no more violence or war, that there will be no more robbers that rob banks or anywhere else, that there would be no more smoking because it ruins peoples lives, that there would be no more crime or murder because it is dangerous, and that there will be peace, across North America, and across the earth.

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  33. alexandriapeterson14January 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    I have a dream that every animal in the world has a safe home.

    I have a dream that every person who has a animal is a responsible person.

    I have a dream that global warming would stop and some of the ice would come back. For the animals that live there.

    I have a dream that food for animals would be cheaper. Even though the economy would be bad for a little bit. Think about all the animals who need food.

    I have a dream that almost ever animal in the world have a real home.

    I have a dream that even snakes or any type of animal who people are scared of need a home.

    Finally my last dream is to make shelters a little bit better, because some animals one day dream of having a good home.

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  34. I have a dream that we all can live in peace.

    I have a dream that we all go to heaven.

    I have a dream that we all have a long good life.

    I have a dream so we all get good teachers and we see old teachers that we alredy had.

    I have a dream that we all get good jobs and are happy with them.

    My final dream is we all are happy with are lives for the rest of our life.

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  35. I have a dream for no more war.
    I also have a dream that everyone would worship God the right way, like how we read in the Bible.
    I have a dream for a clean world with no pollution.
    I have a dream that people won't be treated different just because their skin color is black or white.
    And I have a dream that we can all go to heaven.

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  36. I have a dream, a dream in which we can all live in peace, harmony, and joy.

    A dream in which we do not have to do stupid stuff like drunk driving or crime or even breaking laws!

    A dream in which everybody can be who they want to be and get jobs they want to get instead of being forced to go work somewhere they want to work!

    A dream in which we can all be free and not be forced to do something they don't want to do like being forced to steal or being forced to do something stupid or crazy or dumb!

    I have a dream, that we don't have to be forced to work somewhere or do something we don't want to, to reduce crime and drunk driving and breaking laws, where we can live in peace, harmony, and joy!

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  37. Even though I am young, I have many dreams. I have a dream that the world would have world peace. I don't want people hurting each other in war. I have a dream that people would judge you in the inside rather than the outside. They would judge you the way you act not how you look. I have a dream that all people would listen to Gods word. The reason why, is so they can be in heavan with God. I have a dream that the Tennessee Volunteers would win the championship. The citizens of Tennessee could be proud of there football team.

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  38. I have a dream that there will be no more world hunger, that every person in the world will have all the food they need to live a healthy life.

    I have a dream that there will be no more homeless people, that they will have a nice, warm, safe house to live in.

    I have a dream that no one will be sick any more, that everyone will be strong, healthy, and happy.

    I have a dream that every child will have a family, that they will never feel lonely or abandoned.

    I have a dream that there will be clean water for every person and animal, that they can drink and use fresh water.

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  39. I have a dream that the world will be at peace. I have a dream that there will be no more war. I have a dream that the world will be filled with laughter. I have a dream that animals will not be hunted for trophy's. I have a dream

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