Martin Luther King Jr. is one of many historical American figures that I greatly admire. He was absolutely right that people should “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Black lives do matter, because all lives matter, because human rights and civil liberties matter, because equality under the law matters, because justice matters.
I would also like to include: not being judged by the guns you legally own or carry, because the Constitution matters, because the right to keep and bear arms matters, because the right to self-defense matters, because life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness matters.
“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” – Martin Luther King Jr.