Americans from all walks of life voiced a unified call for an end to the war in Iraq in the April 29, 2006 march for peace, justice, and democracy in New York City.
"Don't let anybody make you think God chose America as his divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. God has a way of standing before the nations with justice and it seems I can hear God saying to America 'you are too arrogant, and if you don't change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power .... Men will beat their swords into plowshafts and their spears into pruning hooks, and nations shall not rise up against nations, neither shall they study war anymore.' I don't know about you, I ain't going to study war anymore." (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)