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Time for black America to rip off their voter plantation chains

Written By | Sep 8, 2016

DETROIT, September 7, 2016 – For black voters in urban cities, Labor Day weekend may be their reawakening to the GOP.

During backyard barbecues, end of summer weekend events and Labor Day celebrations Detroiters, especially black residents, were talking about whether billionaire GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump was “for real” in making a bid for the black vote.

While a visit from any presidential candidate is significant, some in Detroit questioned Trump’s arrival. Far too many black political leaders, particularly those who have been on the receiving end of Democrat paydays, protested the GOP candidate’s bid to black voters. They responded negatively to his question, “What do you have to lose?”

Trump deals back Clinton’s race cards

Over the next few weeks, Trump’s message to black voters is likely to begin to resonate.

The advantages of Trump will surface despite efforts by Democrats to fight it.

Liberals are already sending out the opposition call to action to organize against Trump. Hillary Clinton and her campaign as well as the leaders they have paid off like NAACP Detroit branch head Wendell Anthony are leading the charge.

Anthony, who has managed to block, stop, halt and stall any true GOP policies that may have benefited Detroit and the black community by stirring up opposition to republican assistance, is key to Hillary’s campaign.

The NAACP leader has over 20 plus years of practice in perfecting his talents in falsely blaming Detroit’s plunge into economic bankruptcy, neighborhood decay and crumbling educational opportunity on Republicans.

While in Detroit, Trump visited a historically black church. Black independent pundit Anthony Brian Logan shares his thoughts and video from that service:

Black leaders in urban cities like Detroit have convinced black voters that Republicans officials and Republican presidents, be it Ronald Reagan, President George H. Walker Bush or his son George W. Bush,  were toxic. They used their bully pulpit in churches and community centers in every election season to whip black voters into a frenzy by insisting that republican presidents or governors would send the black community back to slavery, block voting rights, and halt job and educational opportunities.

For some strange and nearly unexplainable reason, black voters bought it, tainted lie and all. For the record, it was Democrats and not republicans that worked for over a century to deny black voter rights. Republicans in the Senate put the seal on voter freedom for blacks when they stopped a democrat led filibuster in the U.S. Senate in 1964 over the Voter Rights bill.

The liberals changed their tactics and decided to openly lie and created the illusion that GOP candidates were against blacks while scrubbing clean any history of their black voter and black civil rights opposition.

It has worked for decades.

Then came Barack Obama, and blacks in Detroit as well as across the nation drank the liberal Kool-Aid and voted not once but twice for the person they regarded as the “Black Messiah” who would finally set them free.

The only problem is that Detroiters were sadly confronted with the harsh reality; President Obama was not a black savior who would end poverty, stop black misery brought on by crime, murders of young and old alike or even improve their woeful low educational achievement in neighborhood schools. His candidacy has been just another liberal lie.

Trump is right: “What do you have to lose?”

Now in 2016, with the end of the black savior dream that liberals and black plantation voter supervisory officials had promised them, black Detroiters can finally wake up to the harsh reality that President Obama (like many of his Democrat predecessors) demonized the GOP and presidential candidates so that black voters would be so busy being angry at the blue smoke created by Democrats that they would screen themselves from the truth.

Their neighborhoods, cities and lives are worse off under Democrats.  All they had to do was look up and down their block to see the truth.

The truth is that that after electing Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, their life, family and community is more destitute than ever. The black lives that mattered were certainly not found in Detroit, Chicago or other inner city neighborhoods.

Those lives were still being ignored, abandoned, and tragically far too many innocent children were being murdered with callous indifference by other blacks.

This was the result of the undelivered promise and the hollow truth that every black Detroit had to deal with every day of every week of every year.

So when Donald Trump shows up in the neighborhood, or in a black church to ask for consideration for the urban vote, black people are not going to be bamboozled for one more election.

Now that the black community and America have finally gotten past that whole “First Black President” marker reality of decimated urban communities, lost economic prosperity and shattered families can return to the kitchen table for discussion.

Donald Trump is not the next savior nor is Hillary Clinton.

However, Trump did stop and listen to the black community in Detroit. He is in Cleveland today speaking about the importance of school choice for children to lift the black community out of generational welfare and provide the hope of the “American Dream” that has our children doing better than we did, again asking the black community to help him, with more than their vote but also their voice and action, help tomorrow generation do better – through work and education.

Trump is willing to listen to the concerns of black America and say to black people, your family, community and future matter, without trying to pander to blacks by insulting them by using southern drawl or carrying hot sauce, as Hillary Clinton has done. Trump is promising to work toward a safe neighborhood, well paying job and quality education for every family.

Labor Day weekend and Donald Trump’s visit to the Motor City may go down in history for the black community as the point where black voters took back their self-respect and stood up for their right to rip off the plantation voter chains.

The right to vote should be earned and not surrendered, as it has for the past 50 plus years.

Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy where black voters will not be swayed in the 21st century by the fabrication of election day ghosts which have haunted their parents and grandparents.

Black voters have to stop voting for the same reason and for the same party while expecting a different result. The future is yours to create by waking up or let the destruction continue, because democrats and Hillary Clinton are betting on it.

So stand up black Detroit, black Pittsburgh, black Cleveland, black Atlanta and in every other urban city in America.  Ask yourself one question, “Who will save your community, stop black on black crime and give your children and grandchildren a chance for educational freedom? “

It starts with you.

Kevin Fobbs

Kevin Fobbs began writing professionally in 1975. He has been published in the "New York Times," and has written for the "Detroit News," "Michigan Chronicle," “GOPUSA,” "Soul Source" and "Writers Digest" magazines as well as the Ann Arbor and Cleveland "Examiner," "Free Patriot," "Conservatives4 Palin" and "Positively Republican." The former daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on conservative News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit, he is also a published author. His Christian children’s book, “Is There a Lion in My Kitchen,” hit bookstores in 2014. He writes for Communities Digital News, and his weekly show "Standing at Freedom’s Gate" on Community Digital News Hour tackles the latest national and international issues of freedom, faith and protecting the homeland and heartland of America as well as solutions that are needed. Fobbs also writes for Clash Daily, Renew America and BuzzPo. He covers Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Pro-Life, patriotism, terrorism and other domestic and foreign affairs issues. As the former 12-year Community Concerns columnist with The Detroit News, he covered community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, business, government relations, and community and business dispute resolution. Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School. He spearheaded and managed state and national campaigns as well as several of President George W. Bush's White House initiatives in areas including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and Faith-Based Initiatives.