Most people have either a mistaken version, or no concept, of what it means to be free. Freedom is the essence of what makes America different from practically every other country that ever existed. This is what makes America a beacon of hope and has made it, essentially, the promised land for practically every person seeking the freedom to achieve.
What was that ‚Äď a rare black Democrat? Yes, the facts of the matter are simply that from Lincoln to FDR,¬†blacks voted exclusively for Republicans.¬†The reason was very simple. In 1854, a political group calling itself ‚ÄúDemocratic Republicans‚ÄĚ was formed specifically to prevent the spread of slavery into new federal territories. Later, they changed the name to ‚ÄúRepublican‚ÄĚ and selected Abraham Lincoln as their candidate for president. Seven of the planks in their platform, directly or indirectly, called for the abolition of slavery. No question, the Republican Party was founded and rested squarely on its opposition to slavery.
One would have to be from outer space or totally brainwashed by a liberal left-leaning learning institution, and/or media, to believe that America has not come a long way in the past centuries. There are few countries ‚Äď democracies or otherwise ‚Äď that can compare to the progress made by the U.S. in the last 100 years.
In point of fact, according to British law, every Christian was equal before the law, and judgments were based upon being Christian or non-Christian, not race. If blacks served out their indentured periods or became Christians, they were, as other Europeans, granted their freedom.
History should be an accurate, truthful presentation of factual events. In other words, we expect historians to tell it like it is. That would include the good, the bad and the ugly, as long as it is what actually transpired. Anything more or less is propaganda:¬†Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.¬†An unbiased overview of black history should, therefore, include the accurate, truthful presentation of factual events.
Apparently ‚ÄúReverend‚ÄĚ Al Sharpton, et al, have so completely resolved the less serious problems in the black community that they can now focus their attention on the¬†real¬†problems in the make-believe world of Hollywood. Well, I guess the good news is, if we can now focus our attention on the home of Cinderella, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, then we must have arrived in Neverland.
Moderate Muslims have proclaimed, with apparent sadness, and with real or feigned anger, that extremists have hijacked the real Islam ‚Äď the ‚Äúreligion of peace.‚ÄĚ If the moderate Muslims ‚Äď ‚Äúthe good people‚ÄĚ ‚Äď truly believe their ‚Äúreligion of peace‚ÄĚ has been hijacked by extremist elements that do not represent the teachings of the prophet and of Islam, why do they not step forward and speak up?
The founders were so convinced they fought a war to secure our right to¬†‚Äúlife, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.‚ÄĚ¬†Americans have believed in that concept not only for ourselves but for nations around the world. According to several sources, almost 2.8 million Americans have died fighting to secure these rights for ourselves and our allies.
Just this week (again) I saw on TV a full hour devoted to the ‚Äúblack/white race issue‚ÄĚ here in America. I was absolutely disgusted by program‚Äôs end. Why? Because not one single person on the show presented a shred of factual evidence of bona fide racism to support their allegations. Just one example: I recall the claim by members of the Conservative Black Caucus of being racially harassed by tea party members. If memory serves,¬†Andrew Breitbart‚Äôs $100,000 challenge for video of same¬†went unclaimed.