Black Republican candidates (including Herman Cain and Alan Keyes) have been getting alot of attention lately, which begs the question.
I just left the barber shop, almost after being tarred and feathered for some political comments I offered up. In my part of the country, the powers that be have done a magnificent job of keeping my people in a state of mental retardation bondage, so much so that just offering up some relevant truths can land you runaway slave type hot water. Here is the question that started the verbal fist fit that w still going on when I quietly backed out the door: Who is better for Blacks, Democrats or Republicans?
Who most supports the Black Nationalist ‘Do for Self’ philosophy?
“For decades, Americans have been told to act for ourselves, by ourselves, on our own. Democrats reject this recipe for division and failure.” – 2008 Democratic National Convention
“Republican ideals are those [of] devotion to the inherent dignity and rights of every person. Faith in the virtues of self-reliance…Distrust of government interference in people’s lives.” – 2008 Republican Platform
United Black America’s philosophy has always been that of Marcus Garvey’s, Malcolm X’s, Frederick Douglass’, and every other revolutionary thinker of the Black community – keeping the government out of our business while taking care of ourselves on our own terms.
Proof has presented itself in the form of the most disparaging of all economic statistics: we occupy the lowest rungs of the worst statistics; health-care, infection rates, poverty, home ownership, entrepreneurship, access to resources, you name it. That’s not opinion – its fact.
The best thing for Black men and women is NOT a party that advocates welfare as a solution to addressing anything but the most necessrry of circumstances. Care for those who cannot care for themselves is important, but feeding from the trough of government bounty will only make us fat for the economic slaughter.
Since the reduction (or elimination) of welfare benefits is just a potential vote away, Black men and women would do well to learn to DO FOR SELF!
Who is best for the Black economy?
Assuming we got another round of Democrats like Clinton, this one is hard to call. Looking back at Clinton’s economic effect, I found the following:
- Unemployment for African Americans fell from 14.2 percent in 1992 to 7.3 percent in October 2000, the lowest rate on record. Unemployment for Hispanics fell from 11.8 percent in October 1992 to 5.0 percent in October 2000, also the lowest rate on record.
- The child poverty rate declined more than 25 percent, the poverty rate for single mothers fell to its lowest rates ever, the African American and elderly poverty rates dropped to their lowest level on record, and the Hispanic poverty rate dropped to its lowest level since 1979.
- Over 32 percent of 25- to 29-year-old high school graduates had earned at least a bachelor’s degree in 1999, up from 27 percent in 1990. In particular, white and African American women have seen their college opportunities grow.
Compare those stats to today, when all those gains have been reversed thanks to Government intervention. You can blame Bush-era Republicans or Obama era Democrats, so there really isnt a “winning team” here, only a winning set of potential circumstances.
Who would Jesus vote for?
Black men and women are spiritual. Always have been and (hopefully) always will be. Overwhelmingly, Black men and women in America are also Christian.
There is one thing certain we can state, based upon the integrity of Bible truth. Jesus would never endorse or be a member of any party whose platform supports abortion, gay rights, and a general hostility to Bible-believing Christians. He also probably wouldn’t be down for welfare for able-bodied men and women (“For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat” – 2 Thess. 3:10)
(But then again, Jesus probably wouldnt be down with gun rights and death penalty express lanes, either.)
I KNOW you have an opinion about this topic. Who do you think is better for the Black community, and why? Leave comments.
Holding the Line,