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I ain’t marching anymore
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By Pat Cunningham
Aug. 28, 2013 5:10 p.m.



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As much as I can see a good point in observing the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march at which Martin Luther King delivered his historic “I Have A Dream” speech, I don’t think I’d participate in today’s commemorative march — even if it was convenient for me to do so, which it is not.

It’s a matter of me not wanting other people to co-opt my right of free speech and free assembly.

Back in the 1960s, when I was an angry young man, I took part in more than a few civil rights and antiwar demonstrations in ...

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