I wanted to take a moment to reflect on this man and his message. I have studied what drove him, and the foundation of the ideas he communicated, mainly that we are all created equal. He desired that we would live in a society where we do not judge by the color of our skin, but the content of our character. We can never agree on everything, but I trust the majority of the community agrees that we must be civil and respect each other. We will accomplish a lot more if we listen to those we disagree with, and try to understand their perspective. The model of shutting out, or attacking those you disagree with, will never lead to the vision he had. In that way, we can truly honor this heroic man.