WASHINGTON, April 19, 2014 – Black voters who mindlessly cast a general election vote for the presumed presidential nominee of the Democratic Party will keep themselves on the political plantation.
The policies of the Democrats have done little to foster positive growth in the minority black community; no one should just pull the blue, or the red, lever without knowing what it means for the future of the country and for them.
In 2016, blacks casting their vote for Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, will make little sense.
One could reasonably assume that black voters felt some inner moral tugging of pride when they cast a vote for Barack Obama as the first “black” president of the United States. For millions of voters whose ancestors once felt the anguish and painful shackles of slavery, seeing someone who looked like them sitting in the Oval Office made logical sense.
So the blue lever was pulled. There was an emotional reason for many blacks to reach for blue.
Four, or eight, years later, the enchantment with Obama has faded for many black voters, particularly women. Now faced with another Democratic candidate, blacks need to consider whether they want to vote for someone who assumes they will follow inner plantation-minded instincts and vote for Hillary.
For Hillary to assume black America will vote for her is an insult and an outrage.
Selena Owens, vice chair of the Conservative Campaign Committee, appearing on the “Standing at Freedom’s Gate” podcast, says that female black voters will not allow Hillary Clinton to take advantage of their vote in 2016.
Clinton has not shown that she cares, for example, about black mothers who are mourning and outraged when their children are murdered on the streets of their city. Or the struggle of single mothers who need more than a minimum wage, yet still low-paying job.
Black women need true reform to allow them to work and raise their children in communities that are safe from drugs and gang warfare and that will support them with education and job training so that there is a path away from the dependency that is the Democrats’ political plantation.
It was certainly bad enough that blacks abandoned their Christian teaching to vote for Obama twice. Obama has long shown his disdain for Christian beliefs like the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman; he did not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
He put the political strong arm on the NAACP to support his action and asked them to declare that same-sex marriage was a civil right.
The NAACP complied with Obama and on May 19, 2012, its board of directors met in Miami and passed a resolution that rejected traditional marriage and declared homosexual acts are now a civil right, according to the Catholic magazine.
Obama has declared war against Christians, from remarks during prayer breakfasts to his silence when Christian businesses are targeted by radical groups because of their religious belief.
Obama also made it clear that the rights of illegal aliens to jobs, education and certain constitutional protections are far more urgent than dealing with high crime, low high school graduation rates and disappearing jobs for blacks.
The plight of minority black America is not a priority for the president, and it is doubtful it will be for Hillary Clinton. We know why illegals needs drivers’ licenses, but neither the president in particular nor Democrats in general have come out with a program to get blacks jobs.
Instead they yell for minimum wages for starter jobs that will keep them on the plantation, receiving government benefits when what minority black America needs is job training programs that will get them out of the starter jobs and onto the path to success.
Where are the policy and program that address Chicago and its skyrocketing black on black murder rate, joblessness and educational opportunity languishing in stagnation? Where is Hillary or the president addressing the black residents of Chicago who are in such distress?
Examine Hillary Clinton’s record on unleashing blacks from the shackles of welfare dependence, increased unemployment and an alarming number of children growing up in single-parent households – oh wait, there is no record of action or support.
As the U.S. senator from New York, what did she do to earn the trust of black people in the state that she represented for one term? Where are the bills that she sponsored dealing with poverty, crime, housing, jobs and black business development?
She had her chance and she punted.
Take a look at what Hillary focused on in her 2008 run for the presidency. While Obama was offering hope and change for America, Hillary’s campaign was focused on the politics of racial division.
The public record of action, or non action, shows that Hillary has little regard for black people except that their voting bloc provides a useful tool she can rely upon based upon Democratic political plantation tradition.
Can any black woman and black man in America’s urban cities list one thing Hillary has done to earn their vote? Can a black voter in Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta or New York say that she cares about the pain and challenges black families experience?
In 2016 black voters both young and old can say “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
In 2016, the descendants of slaves can straighten their backs and embrace a freedom not felt in over a half century. The black voter of 2016 cannot allow her to walk upon the backs of black voters on her way to the steps of the White House.
Listen to Freedom’s Gate “Defeating Hillary’s Liberal Election Machine” with Selena Owens, vice chair of the Conservative Campaign Committee and Mariah Tiffany Boland, a district coordinator for Convention of States and coordinator at Tea Teams USA.