"What can be simpler or more accurately stated? The Mexican Government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists." - Donald Trump
"People don't have the guts to address [Illegal Immigration]" - Donald Trump
"Our next President must work with Congress and every other willing partner across our entire country. And I will do just that -- to turn the tide so these currents start working for us more than against us." - Hillary Clinton
"These Republicans trip over themselves promising lower taxes for the wealthy and fewer rules for the biggest corporations without regard for how that will make income inequality even worse." - Hillary Clinton
On April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed by a white man. That night, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was schedule to give a speech at a rally in the heart of Indianapolis' ghetto. Despite being urged by the Indianapolis police chief to cancel the event -- warning that riots were certain to erupt -- Kennedy resolved to attend.
Many in the crowd of three thousand mostly black attendees were not aware that King had been assassinated. Stepping to the microphone, Kennedy delivered the sad news.
"I have some very sad news for all of you and I think some sad news for all of our fellow citizens and people who love peace all over the world. And that is that Martin Luther King was shot and was killed tonight in Memphis, Tennessee."
The outpouring of grief can be felt in the audio records of the speech, but Kennedy continued. What followed was an improvised speech but one of immense power, setting a standard for political leadership that seems to be absent among the current presidential candidates.
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