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Voting Conscience, Not ColorWhen Chuck Wilder on CRNís George
Putnam show asked me what I was going to write about next, I said to
give me a minute and I would think of something. What I didnít say was
that I wanted to write about the election, write something meaningful
and from the heart. Because I didnít want to parrot what everyone else
had already written about, I didnít have a story...until now. Thanks to
James Taranto and the "Puffington Host.Ē
August 22, 2008
In his "Best
of the Web TodayĒ (August 20, 2008), Taranto brings to our attention
one Seth Grahame Smith who presents his inane hypothesis that white
people donít want a black president because it will bring them down a
notch...that they will no longer have their superior status in our
society. Seth admits in the beginning of his post that he is an idiot,
but doesnít ever "copĒ to being a racist. Let me be one of the first to
concur, Seth, you are an idiot and Iíll go one step further to say that
you are a racist, too. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell
Let me begin by referring you to a piece in the Wall Street Journal,
The Democratsí Missing History. I suggest you read it to learn more
about the political party most associated with liberals. According to
Jeffrey Lord, this party worked long and hard to maintain white
supremacy in this country. This is conveniently omitted from the
history of the Democratic Party located on the DNC website. The
Republican Party, on the other hand, worked tirelessly to put in place
measures that would allow us to judge people, not by the color of their
skin, but by the person. Does that sound familiar? Take a look at the
National Black Republican Association website to learn a little bit
more about how the party has spearheaded this effort.
If you are beginning to feel silly about what you wrote, know that you
are not alone in jumping to false conclusions based on your own
prejudice. Reuters reported a piece,
U.S. Politicians talk in code when it comes to race which pressed as
many buttons in me as yours. Let me just say that the one thing I canít
stand for is being accused of prejudice by a person who holds
preconceived notions and foists them on me. In this Reuters article,
the author writes, "At the same time, references to his [Obama] alleged
"inexperience" as a one-term U.S. senator and perceived "arrogance" on a
trip to Europe and the Middle East last month could also be seen as
subtle racial digs, political commentators say.Ē Obama is inexperienced
and some people do find his attitude condescending.
Letís call a spade a spade (pardon the pun). Hmmm, I wonder if I will
get called on the carpet for using this expression. I read recently
that the expression
black hole was spun as racist. The real issue is that a very vocal
minority fights to continue to have race define us. Again, I wonder if
Iíll get called on the carpet for using the word minority correctly.
What this has done is perpetuate the idea that one group of people needs
assistance in order to achieve equality with another group of people.
There must be a distinction made between the American tradition of
equality: by virtue of being human there is equality of liberty, and
Socialism: equality of outcomes. Equality of outcomes is what builds
resentment; I donít care what color the person.
What do I fear? I fear that a person who is less qualified will be
voted into office on the basis of color, not qualifications. And that
is a sentiment that should transcend party lines if a person votes their
conscience. If weíre going to blind to something, we should be blind to
the color of a personís skin, not to a political party that uses race to
divide and conquer so as to re-enslave on the basis of a personís skin
in a quest for political power.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the
true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of
former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit
down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state
sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of
oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a
nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by
the content of their character.
Martin Luther King (registered Republican), January 15, 1929 Ė April 4,