Box 19, Folder 18, Document 108

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Box 19, Folder 18, Document 108

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8TH FLOOR
Financial Coordinating Services
522-1734 Bus .
233-7096 HOME
FULTON FEDERAL BUILDING
Juzy 28, 1963
ATLANTA 3 , GEORGIA
Honorable Ivan H. kll.en, Mayor
City of' Atlanta
Atlanta City Hall
Atlanta 3, Georgia
Dear Mr. .Allen:
Congratulations for a hard j ob well done.
agree with you.
I heartily
However, I deplore the need for the Civil Rights Law, but
when many still so completely- cherish the past, I guess the µ- esent
has to be spelled out.
One
1.
would think that history
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be enough:
"Taxation mthout representation is tyranny."
By James Otis
2.
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9.
The Boston Tea Party.
The American Revolution.
The words of Patrick Henry, "I am an American
Citizen not a Virginian. 11
The Constitution.
The Civil War.
The Emancipation Proclamation.
The words of Robert E. Lee, "Madam, recollect that we
form one country now. Abandon all local animosities
and make your sons Americans o 11
The
14th Amendment .
10. The Supreme Court ruling.
But, as you say, we must spell it out by law, and
The fact that the law is far more str:ingent than volunteer
action lOuld have dictated is just too bad .
Again, congratulations, and perhaps some day we will be
able to better approach the doctrine of the Golden Rule and our
own National Oath.
LGM/k

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