Sunday, July 12, 2009

No Surprises From The Left

Claver's "Martin Luther King Jr. Was A Republican" billboard was vandalized and torn down last night. This comes as no surprise from the party of "free speech only if you agree with me" and the party of "tolerance only if you agree with me."

Stay tuned for a message from Claver.

Update: Claver has heard that the sign company may have taken the billboard down themselves because of demands from the opposition. He hasn't spoken to them yet though. If that is true. Then I apologize for accusing vandalism on anyone. But the opposition's denial of free speech remains.

I'll keep you updated

Update: My feeling on this is that if there is an argument on whether King was a Republican at the time (remember, most blacks WERE Republican at the time) then we should change the focus onto things in history that are not in question.

It was Democrats who passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. It was Democrats who started the KKK. It was Democrats who stood in the school house doors.

It was Republicans that pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957. It was a Republican President that sent troops to desegregate schools. It was Republicans that founded historically black colleges and universities. It was Republicans who began the NAACP.

So, if our purpose is to make sure that we all remember the true history of civil rights, then lets focus on these things.

In the last 40 years as blacks started voting Democrat, we see the results. If you are a black adult I ask you these things. Is the black community in general better off? Or has the family unit broken down? Are your communities thriving? Or have gangs and drugs become a part of every day life? In the 1960's most black children were born into intact families. Today 70-85% of black children are born to unwed mothers. Are your children staying in school? Are the schools, good schools? Are more black men in prison than in the 60's? Do you feel that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's dream has been achieved?

Because of all that was achieved in the 60's, thanks to Republicans, many blacks moved into the middle class and beyond. Education and drive brought them to success. But sadly too many in the black community were left in communites that do not serve their needs. Democrats have convinced them that they serve their interests, but the proof is in the pudding. The proof is all around us.

Claver and I have a great desire to bring many from the black community into the Republican party. We believe that the vision and policies of the Republican party better serves the black community. But Republicans have done a lousy job in reaching out and explaining why that is. Claver and I want that to change and that is what this is all about.