A misattribution on the new Oval Office Rug

Jamie Stiehm – Oval Office rug gets history wrong.

WaPo  states that  a quote on the rug by Theodore Parker, a Boston Abolitionist and reformer, is misattributed to Martin Luther King.

The quote in question:  “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Apparently  Dr. King liked that statement, however, and had no trouble to give credit where it was due.

Over at the Daily Mail, Don Surber reminds us that the Roosevelt quote on  rug  doesn’t mean what Obama thinks it does.

“The welfare of each of us is dependent fundamentally upon the welfare of all of us”. from the Square Deal Speech really was not an invitation for the government to take over all of industry, as the Obamanator has planned.

In the same speech is a historical reference which also  foreshadows  Obamunism, a government under which Wall Street financiers and Corporate CEOs are paid lavishly under the table to accept public flagellation from the government, for the sake of showmanship.

“The outcome was equally fatal, whether the country fell into the hands of a wealthy oligarchy which exploited the poor or whether it fell under the domination of a turbulent mob which plundered the rich. In both cases there resulted violent alternations between tyranny and disorder, and a final complete loss of liberty to all citizens — destruction in the end overtaking the class which had for the moment been victorious as well as that which had momentarily been defeated. The death-knell of the Republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.”