Obama Trayvon Martin speech, Race not issue, Accountability lacking, Obama and Democrats destroy blacks jobs, Gun policies, Liberal impact on family structure, ACORN exploited poor
“The unemployment rate for blacks has risen almost 6 percent since the Democrats took control of congress in January 2007.”…Citizen Wells
“The Employment to Population Ratio for blacks has dropped 6.4 percent since the Democrats took control of congress in January 2007.”…Citizen Wells
“79.6 percent of Chicago homicide victims to date in 2013 were black”…Citizen Wells July 20, 2013
It is lacking in black communities as well as all stratas of modern US society.
Beginning with the great society and continuing to today, the Democrat Party has used Blacks for their own political agenda. Obama included.
This has led to further breakdowns in the family structure.
Obama and the left are quick to blame others for their failures.
So are many in the black community as well as the demogogues who use them.
The Sandy Hook tragedy was a good recent example.
Guns and the right were blamed for the failure to plan to protect the children and take adequate measures.
The Trayvon Martin targedy is another. Obama and the left are quick to blame this on racism when they are a huge part of the problem.
Obama recently spoke on the Trayvon Martin tragedy.
“I know that Eric Holder is reviewing what happened down there, but I think it’s important for people to have some clear expectations here. Traditionally, these are issues of state and local government, the criminal code. And law enforcement is traditionally done at the state and local levels, not at the federal levels.
That doesn’t mean, though, that as a nation we can’t do some things that I think would be productive. So let me just give a couple of specifics that I’m still bouncing around with my staff, so we’re not rolling out some five-point plan, but some areas where I think all of us could potentially focus.
Number one, precisely because law enforcement is often determined at the state and local level, I think it would be productive for the Justice Department, governors, mayors to work with law enforcement about training at the state and local levels in order to reduce the kind of mistrust in the system that sometimes currently exists.
When I was in Illinois, I passed racial profiling legislation, and it actually did just two simple things. One, it collected data on traffic stops and the race of the person who was stopped. But the other thing was it resourced us training police departments across the state on how to think about potential racial bias and ways to further professionalize what they were doing.
And initially, the police departments across the state were resistant, but actually they came to recognize that if it was done in a fair, straightforward way that it would allow them to do their jobs better and communities would have more confidence in them and, in turn, be more helpful in applying the law. And obviously, law enforcement has got a very tough job.
So that’s one area where I think there are a lot of resources and best practices that could be brought to bear if state and local governments are receptive. And I think a lot of them would be. And let’s figure out are there ways for us to push out that kind of training.
Along the same lines, I think it would be useful for us to examine some state and local laws to see if it — if they are designed in such a way that they may encourage the kinds of altercations and confrontations and tragedies that we saw in the Florida case, rather than diffuse potential altercations.
I know that there’s been commentary about the fact that the “stand your ground” laws in Florida were not used as a defense in the case. On the other hand, if we’re sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms even if there’s a way for them to exit from a situation, is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see?
And for those who resist that idea that we should think about something like these “stand your ground” laws, I’d just ask people to consider, if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk? And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman who had followed him in a car because he felt threatened? And if the answer to that question is at least ambiguous, then it seems to me that we might want to examine those kinds of laws.
Number three — and this is a long-term project — we need to spend some time in thinking about how do we bolster and reinforce our African American boys. And this is something that Michelle and I talk a lot about. There are a lot of kids out there who need help who are getting a lot of negative reinforcement. And is there more that we can do to give them the sense that their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them?”
There were actually parts of the speech that resonated with me.
However, If Obama is sincere, he must break from his radical, anti family, anti jobs past and take concrete measures to strengthen all families in this country.
This includes taking a stand against pop culture and the many bad influences it presents.
One of Obama’s strongest ties in the past was to ACORN and associated ideologies.
From Citizen Wells September 15, 2009.
“The following report was prepared for the Catholic Bishops in 1997 and covers the period of time close to when Obama was a community organizer and involved directly with ACORN”
“1. ACORN received approximately 5% of the national CHD annual budget between 1992-1995. Between the years of 1992-1995, ACORN received $1,493,000 in national CHD grants.”
“This commentary does not oppose CHD funding of genuine, grassroots community organizations, run and supported by individual members of a parish or diocese. There is potential value and virtue in the collective voice. However, when the CHD funds Alinsky-style, church-based community organizations as in the best interest of the poor and supports organizations which advance other agendas, it divests the poor of their right to an authentic voice. This process tends to treat the poor as exploited units of human capital, rather than as human beings created in the dignity of God’s image.”
Obama, the Democrats and the left have impacted blacks in a manner that is more easily quantified and certainly underreported.
Remember, Democrats took control of both houses of congress starting in January of 2007. Obama took the White House in January 2009.
The following stats for blacks tell the tale.
2007 2009 2013 Labor Force Participation rate 64.6 63.3 61.4 Employment Population Ratio 59.4 55.2 53.0 Unemployment rate 7.9 12.7 13.7