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King's Dream Realized
Yesterday at Dixon Grove Baptist Church in Jonesboro, GA, The Rev. Jesse Jackson came to the pulpit to decry Americaís alleged continuing racism, delivered via the Iraq war, the lack of capital to support African-American businesses and the alleged continuing lack of social equality.
Well, I personally wish to take this King holiday to point out just how much of Dr. Kingís dream has been realized. Dr. King said, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial: "So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice." Now, the evil leftists who hung people from trees for no other reason than skin color are non-existent, and when such evil flares up, people like George W. Bush, then governor of Texas when racists murdered an African American man by dragging him behind a pickup truck, presided over the execution of the offenders.
"I have a dream that my four 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. I have a dream today." Condoleeza Rice, National Security Adviser, Secretary of State Nominee. Colin Powell, ex Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of State. Roderick Paige, Secretary of Education. Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of H.U.D. Norman Mineta, Secretary of Transportation. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor. People today are given acclaim based solely on the character of which Dr. King speaks, not on racial, gender or ethnic stereotypes or prejudices.
Jesse Jackson spoke as if, in both 2000 and 2004, African-Americans were denied the right to vote in Florida and/or Ohio. He fails to mention that the polls stayed open very late in order to accommodate the voters, especially minority voters. Where I voted, in Will County, Illinois (a GOP Stronghold), several African Americans walked in with me; none were denied the right to vote or in any way inconvenienced.
What would more clearly fulfill Dr. Kingís vision? Here is one thing: School Vouchers. Conservativity supports vouchers for private education. In fact, the public schools of this country are more or less indoctrination mills, not true institutions of learning. Furthermore, the "reforms" that have been attempted are simply causing teachers to fraudulently inflate their progress by funneling all difficult students into the exploding ranks of "special education."
African Americans feel a disproportionate impact from the policies of the left, which are designed to subsist and subjugate. The idea is to fund their needs to the bare minimum necessary to exist, so that they will fear for their security and keep the left in power. A voucher program would attract most African Americans to enroll their kids in the objectively-superior private and parochial school programs, where they would get the education they need without financially destroying their parents.
There is too much inaccurate talk of disenfranchisement and racism, both of which are non-existent. We need to look objectively at things. American racism is a flat-lined corpse in the final spasms of death. Thanks to God.