Sunday, January 17, 2010

Martin Luther King Day & The Democrat Socialists

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, we recognize the contribution that Doctor King made in advancing Civil Rights for all Americans. As a former American History and Government teacher who grew up in the 50's and 60's and taught junior, senior and adult school in the 70's, I was mesmerized by Dr. King's "I have a Dream Speech". The notion that all men should be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin, as proposed by Dr. King, is a universal truth that is obvious today and is accepted by all who love liberty and support the American dream. Clearly, the election of Barack Obama is the personification of that dream and that is a good thing.

What is not a good thing is how the Democrat Socialists over the years have manipulated African Americans in the United States to their detriment in order to gain and stay in power. Let's look at the facts. While things like guaranteeing voting rights and laws to stop discrimination and insure equal opportunity for minorities were absolutely critical to all Americans; Democrat Socialists twisted Dr. King's message beyond the guarantee of equal opportunity in an attempt to create equal outcomes, which is impossible because Americans of all races are not necessarily equally capable, equally intelligent or otherwise equally willing to work hard and sacrifice for the long term. Again, I emphasize that this issue has nothing to do with race; but rather a recognition that while all should have equal opportunity, the only way there can be an equal outcome is if we were all clones with the same genetics, family history and background, education etc.

And, Affirmative Action contrived by Democrat Socialists primarily to help minorities and woman is misdirected. The reality is that discrimination is as much economic and based on social class as racial. So, if there is to be Affirmative Action it should be asserted for any one who is economically disadvantaged regardless of race. Does any one really believe that Barack Obama's children should be given preference in university admissions just because they are of mixed race; but primarily African American. And or, should Hillary Clinton, have been given preference when her father was a Republican Doctor just because she was a woman. All of this is absurd.

If the government is to legally require any preference related to university admissions or hiring, it should be based on economics not racial preferences; though Affirmative Action in general is contrary to the American Dream of hard work and sacrifice, which for generations has been the basis for success in our country. Smart African Americans can do just fine on their own; just like smart Whites, Asians and Hispanics provided they are all willing to work hard and endure delayed gratification to achieve future success.

And, though Welfare was presumably well intentioned and designed to help the poor, in many cases it has destroyed the Black family, which prior to World War II was for the most part in tact. Today, the majority of Black children are born to single mothers, out of wedlock, because Welfare is more accessible under these circumstances. To be sure, this problem is impacting all races as part of the "New Normal" in family affairs; but not to the extent it occurs with African Americans. As such, Welfare hurts, rather than helps, most people of all races because it impedes ingenuity and personal responsibility, which in the end is detrimental to the human spirit and over all well being.

And, then there is the problem with inner city public schools. Since Democrat Socialists are owned lock, stock and barrel by teacher unions, they simply refuse to allow children in failing schools, which are primarily minority children including African Americans, the option of School Choice providing them tuition monies if parents choose to place their children in private schools. In fact, failing public schools are the "new plantation" for African Americans forced to remain in failing public schools as rich Democrat Socialist politicians like Barack Obama and nearly all the others in Congress living around Washington DC can afford to send the children to expensive private schools to avoid failing Washington schools; but refuse to give poor African Americans that same right.

For the life of me, I can't understand why the vast majority of African Americans primarily vote for Democrat Socialists when in fact they are often worse off as a result. It is sad to say that Democrat Socialists have done every thing possible to keep African Americans dependent on government because it is the basis of their power. Instead, Conservatives advocate the old proverb of "give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a life time". Clearly, the best thing that could happen for disadvantaged African Americans, or anyone else in a failing public schools, is to get the hell out of there, which is why School Choice is so critical; yet the successful School Choice program in Washington DC that impacts several hundred African American children has been discontinued by the Democrat Socialists even though African American parents have abjected strenuously.

One can only wonder where Dr. King would stand on all of these issues today. Dr. King was a Christian Minister committed to non-violence. It is hard to imagine that Dr. King would be comfortable with the secular Democrat Socialists in power who favor big government, holding Black children as prisoners in failing schools, higher taxes that hurt small business, the prevalence of unwed mothers in our society, unrestricted abortion etc. etc. Who knows, maybe Dr. King would have become a Conservative given the left wing secular orientation of the Democrat Socialist Party. I would like to think so.

In any case, as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day what is certain is that Democrat Socialists have done little to create jobs in the Black community or economic well being because big government solutions will never make things better for the poor. Hundred of billions of dollars have been spent on social programs since Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and for the most part it has been money down a rat hole as many African Americans are no better off today that they were 40 years ago. The only way the poor and disadvantaged can become prosperous is by hard work, sacrifice, more education and a thriving private sector.

In order to achieve Dr. Martin Luther King's American Dream, we must take back our country. We must elect Conservatives in 2010 and 2012 that believe in free markets and capitalism, lower taxes, smaller government, balanced budgets, fiscal sanity, a strong national defense, family values and equal opportunity for all. We are going to see a tidal wave in 2010 and 2012 that will sweep many Democrat Socialists out of office. Hopefully, we will see that tidal wave on January 19 in the special election in Massachsetts, as Republican Scott Brown is elected as the new Senator from Massachusetts, which will be a complete repudiation of President Obama's Socialist Schemes. In the end we will bring prosperity and fiscal sanity back to our nation, once Conservatives regain control of Congress and the Presidency, which will benefit African Americans and all Americans. We can do it. We must do it.

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