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Commentary: Martin Luther King Jr. would want peace, not war with Iran

William Lambers, The Baltimore Sun on

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We must pursue the elimination of nuclear weapons, which robs resources from the poor and hungry. Dr. King was a strong advocate for achieving a treaty banning nuclear weapons testing to help lead to disarmament.

The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, first pursued by Dwight Eisenhower and also JFK, has still yet to be ratified by the U.S. Senate. Only the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963 is in force.

Mr. Trump could actually achieve one of Dr. King's goals by simply calling the Senate and asking them to finally ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. This would help jump start efforts toward nuclear disarmament, which have been lagging in recent years.

Martin Luther King can still inspire us to peace, if we only listen.

About The Writer

 

William Lambers is an author who partnered with the UN World Food Program and Catholic Relief Services on the book Ending World Hunger.

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