Dr. Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King, Jr. is a 37 year old African American civil
rights activist and leader. He was the son of Reverend Martin
Luther King, and graduated from Boston University with a
Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1955. He was a prominent
leader in many civil rights movements. However, he has also
exhibited many humanitarian views. For example, he opposed
the Vietnam War, called the American government “the
greatest purveyor of violence in the world today,” organized the
“Poor People’s Campaign” to advocate economic justice, and
received the Nobel Peace Prize.
Political Platforms and Legislation
Dr. King would pass legislation dealing with:
The act authorizes state and local efforts to divest
from companies with certain business ties to Sudan.
King would make laws that monitor business and CEOs to follow
each worker and make sure all employees are paid fairly by how
much they work and how proficient each worker is.
The act finishes all Guantanamo bay tortures. The facility will be
shut down. The terrorist that have proof of terrorism will be put
into a country jail dedicated to terrorists.
Commander in Chief
Head of the U.S. armed forces. He has a strong sense of
The president is automatically morality. He would not commit
the highest ranking officer in the our troops to do something
entire U.S. military immoral. He would have
military advisers with more
direct experience telling him
what he should do, but he would
have the final decision. King
witnessed riots in his time, so he
would make sure that our troops
did not repeat those faults.
Chief of State
As Chief of State, the president King was, in his time, and could
must serve as a representative of still be today, an American icon.
American society to the entire America's civil rights movement
world. Similar to Chief Citizen, looked up to Dr. King then, and
the president must be the role our country would look up to
model American citizen him today. As a citizen, he
exemplifies everything that our
country stands for; such as
freedom, equality, and justice.
experience organizing large projects
must be able to efficiently and businesses.
organize and run all King was involved in leading many
large-scale demonstrations and
executive aspects of events (such as the Montgomery Bus
government. Boycott, 1963 March on Washington,
and quot;Bloody Sundayquot;).
The president must choose The only reason Dr. King did not
people to run schools, the succeed in government was because
of his race.
postal service, and other His executive ability, however, still
business aspects of remains clearly strong.
Act as a diplomatic Thrived in a time of social
separation and certain racial
representative to foreign
inferiority. In these times, King was
countries able to talk to both sides of the
Designate foreign policy conflict (white and black) and often
Chose representatives for achieve peaceful results. This
experience can and will translate
positions as ambassadors
directly to foreign affairs. A Chief
etc. Diplomat must be able to deal with
many varied interests at once, while
still keeping a firm eye on the
ultimate goal. Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. embodies this diplomat.
Encourage Congress to pass Is a very talented and
useful laws experienced speaker. His quot;I have
Veto unfavorable laws a dreamquot; speech is just one
passed by congress example of many great
speeches. Such a persuasive
Approving laws made by
presence is bound to accomplish
congress great things when it comes to
law making. Also, King has
proven to be a very good public
figure with firm beliefs. This
firmness will help him in making
strong and beneficial decisions
Chief of Party
Represent his own party well Has good judgment. He
Campaign for members of chooses his friends wisely
his party and knows which members of
his political party are reliable
and smart politicians. He
would be able to campaign
for those members.
Chief Guardian of the Economy
Ensure that the economy Is very aware of the economy.
runs smoothly He pays attention and is
Reduce/prevent concerned about things like
unemployment unemployment and high taxes.
With economics and economic
equality both major players in
the Civil Rights era, King
already has experience in this
Provide a positive image for Humble background
the general American Former American Icon
Be accessible and quot;realquot; to Known for his friendliness
citizens and open attitude
Be a role-model
secretary of state
Handling other countries
Civil rights activist
Secretary of Defense
Experience with leadership
Experience in command in the navy
Knowledge of labor industry
Actively takes a stand on labor issues
has Masters degree in teaching
has overcome extreme challenges
dealing with low-performing students
changed students in the worst areas to
become the best
Experience as a lawyer
Leader of American Civil Liberties Union