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Reblogged:A Track Record -- Of What?

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Walter Williams throws the statistical book at frequent claims by Democrats that white supremacists pose a mortal threat to black Americans, and then ends with the following very timely observations:

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One of many abandoned houses in Detroit. (Image by Daniel Tuttle, via Unsplash, license.)
White liberals deem that any speaker's references to personal responsibility brands the speaker as bigoted. Black people cannot afford to buy into the white liberal agenda.

White liberals don't pay the same price. They don't live in neighborhoods where their children can get shot simply sitting on their porches. White liberals don't go to bed with the sounds of gunshots.

White liberals don't live in neighborhoods that have become economic wastelands. Their children don't attend violent schools where they have to enter through metal detectors.

White liberals help the Democratic Party maintain political control over cities, where many black residents live in despair, such as Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago.

Black people cannot afford to remain fodder for the liberal agenda. With that in mind, we should not be a one-party people in a two-party system.
I agree, despite the fact that in recent years, the Republicans have become merely bad imitations of Democrats -- and worse proponents of freedom. The GOP needs to be reformed top to bottom -- or replaced with a truly pro-freedom party.

Nevertheless, Williams's suggestion could still be an improvement if it leads to a debate about the proper purpose of government.

The four cities Williams ticks off had their last Republican mayors in 1967, 1949, 1962, and 1931, respectively. The crime and blight each has suffered during upwards of a half-century of Democratic control should cause voters to question the kinds of policies that have been in place for so long, and to punish the champions of such policies. At best, the Democrats are indifferent to their actual jobs and to their constituents, based on their decades-old track record of holding power and presiding over decline.

That said, it should also concern Republican voters that too many politicians from that party are adopting similar policies, rather than arguing for freedom.

-- CAV

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