MLK Commemoration Not-So-Equal for Conservatives
This week during the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, noticeably missing were Republicans, Conservatives, and the only Black serving in the United States Senate, Tim Scott (R) South Carolina. Senator Scott’s spokesperson said the Senator was “not invited to participate” in the event.
America has millions of middle class Conservative Black people who are entrepreneurs, job creators, educators, mentors, and leaders. Are we to believe none of them were available to participate at the Commemoration? Are we to believe that Martin Luther King only hoped for equality if you agreed with the liberal agenda of the
Left? After all the truth is Republican’s supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964 over Democrats, and the Act would not have passed without Republican support. Of course it’s not likely you will learn this in most public schools.
At every opportunity, Liberals–including the President–cannot resist the urge to further divide. This was displayed at the MLK Commemoration. Rather than speak words of encouragement, celebrate accomplishments, and offer solutions, we continue to hear how unfair America is; how “Stand Your Ground” laws are somehow violating civil rights; that because of Trayvon Martin, Florida is to be compared to war-torn Syria; that police have traded “water hoses and police dogs for Tasers, “white sheets for white button down shirts, nooses for handcuffs”. Former President Bill Clinton even slipped in his two cents supporting Common Core, which we know is the indoctrination and dumbing down of our youth (not to mention Common Core-approved pornography). No thanks, Bill Clinton—Americans are really growing weary of the lies.
While the uniformed may think the dressed up speech by President Obama was uplifting there are many who felt the atmosphere at the Commemoration was another attempt to divide Americans and tell the Black community that America has nothing to offer them. Black conservative activist’s with the Project 21 Leadership Network were critical of the Presidents comments and found them to be inappropriate on such a solemn day. Stacy Swimp of Project 21 said:
“On the surface, President Obama gave homage to our founding documents and appeared to discourage those who seek excuses for their bad behavior. But his speech, peppered with Biblical references, seemed to use all of this as window dressing for his liberal agenda.”
Like Martin Luther King before us, we can all dream that someday when we celebrate “equality for all” Conservatives will be included. Perhaps then we can believe “equality” is truly the goal. President Obama and Liberals should take the advice of Governor Bobby Jindal who recently said, “We should not be focusing so much on our separateness, our heritage, ethnic background, skin color etc. We live in the age of hyphenated Americans: Asian-Americans, Italian-Americans, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Cuban-Americans, Indian-Americans, and Native-Americans just to name a few. Here’s an idea: How about just ‘Americans?’ We are all created in God’s image, it’s time to end race in America. That will be progress.”
Yes Governor Jindal, many of us have thought this for a very long time.