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Whoops: New Oval Office Carpet Includes Incorrect Quote Attribution

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As we've reported, President Barack Obama's Oval Office has received a thorough facelift, including new drapes and furniture.  In addition, a new carpet boasts some of the president's favorite quotes:

“The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long, But it Bends Towards Justice” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Government of the People, By the People, For the People” – President Abraham Lincoln

“No Problem of Human Destiny is Beyond Human Beings” – President John F. Kennedy

“The Welfare of Each of Us is Dependent Fundamentally Upon the Welfare of All of Us” – President Theodore Roosevelt

The quote from Teddy Roosevelt sounds an awful lot like collective salvation, but I digress.  Unfortunately, the quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. is not actually a quote from King.  Sure, King recited the words, but they were originally written in 1853 by 19th-century Unitarian minister Theodore Parker.

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