Unlike plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases we do not yet understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have discovered and with resources we possess. What is lacking is not sufficient knowledge of the solution but universal consciousness of the gravity of the problem and education of the billions who are its victims.Martin Luther King Jr.Acceptance speech, Margaret Sanger award in human rights 1966; Lamont Hempil, Sustainable communities.
One tenth of one percent of the population controls more than forty percent of the wealth. Oh America, how often have you taken necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes. If you are to be a truly Christian nation you must solve this problem.Martin Luther King Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr., in "Paul's Letter to American Christians", a sermon delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama (4 November 1956)
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