August 29, 2017
Not everyone will like this.
I started the movement in 2013 to Draft Dr Ben Carson, a highly successful pediatric neurosurgeon, to run for President because I believed our country would benefit from a black guy in the White House who really cared about our country and ALL the American people. A person with top notch management experience, compassion, people skills, cool thinking in a pinch and who spoke genuinely to the people.
In other words, a black guy very different than Barack Obama.
Unlike Carson, Obama completely failed to match his promises with real results for the black community. In fact, rather than address the real problems that challenge the inner city every day, he seems to have focused almost entirely on furthering his own very liberal, very elitist ideology.
Go ahead, tell me I’m wrong, then name three things he did to solve America’s race problem, or fix failing schools in the inner city, or create good-paying jobs for the chronically unemployed — too often black Americans.
Even though I’m a Trump supporter, I am not a racist (sorry Bernie Sanders and Maxine Waters and all you liberals who believe all whites have secret Nazi uniforms or white sheets in our closets.)
But let’s put our cards on the table. Today’s stubbornly persistent problems among blacks are not because of big corporations, the NFL, ‘whitey’ or conservatives.
The problems confronting too many black Americans today are thanks mostly to the failed ideology and shopworn policies of the liberals/progressives who have conducted a thoroughly failed war on poverty for the last nearly 60 years. I can prove it.
When Barack Obama was running for president he catered a great deal to blacks (and other minorities) promising that more jobs, better schools, improved housing and all those stuck in poverty would be lifted out. He rightly knew that without the black vote, he didn’t stand a chance.
So after eight years, how’d Obama’s promises worked out? We know the answer, they did not work out at all.
Instead, in 8 years, America’s race problems have grown worse, and it’s mostly due to Barack Obama and his near constant work to divide Americans.
Obama pitted blacks against cops, and, in every instance, publicly prejudged cops as the bad guys. Not every time, but almost every time police misconduct was alleged, Obama’s presumption of police guilt was proven wrong either by overwhelming evidence or by a court of law.
After the city of Baltimore was devastated by riots led by Black Lives Matter, Obama invited BLM’s leadership to the White House virtually endorsing their divisive rhetoric and radical agenda. He made no such offer to the cops that put their lives on the line to protect the city.
Liberals and Progressives generally claim support for ‘school choice’ so long as the choice is between schools that are controlled by teacher’s unions. In 2009, President Obama removed the right of parents to choose their children’s school when he reversed a voucher program that gave 2,000 mostly black children the chance at a high quality education. He continued his opposition to school choice vouchers for the duration of his presidency.
Obama is far from the only liberal who claims to help blacks while pursuing policies that keep them trapped in poverty.
During Hillary’s campaign for president, she was asked to give a speech at the convention of one of her biggest supporters, the National Education Association. During her speech, Hillary claimed she believed in school choice. When the audience erupted with boos, Clinton immediately cleared her throat and went on, “well, of course, so long as the choices are union schools.” The audience erupted again, this time in cheers.
Where is the justice for those destined to lives of economic misery due to failing schools? Why isn’t Black Lives Matter up in arms over this? Liberals and progressives support unions over students in every city they control because they get so damn much money from the teacher unions for their political campaigns. But the real cost is the price paid in hopelessness and poverty by those who must endure a crappy education. It’s shameful.
In Chicago, the head of the teachers union proudly said that Chicago schools are black schools. Congratulations, a local newspaper recently reported Chicago schools, “The worst in the Nation.”
Liberal cynicism goes back more than 50 years. When Lyndon Johnson took over the presidency, he said he’d give n——-s enough free stuff so they would vote democratic for 200 years.
Democrats started the KKK, they supported Jim Crow, they fought against the abolishment of slavery, and they fought black voting rights for nearly 100 years following reconstruction.
And along with the neo-nazis and white supremacists they claim to revile, liberal Democrats continue to support the racist founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger. Sanger called blacks “weeds” and set her organization’s mission to abolish black births.
Today, Planned Parenthood aborts nearly a million babies a year, 26% of them black. That’s more than 300,000 black babies aborted each year. But liberals continue to insist that taxpayers fund Planned Parenthood’s abortion work.
Liberals beg for the black vote every election year with great promises of jobs, improved quality of life, better education, and more. Instead, most blacks are worse off than ever.
Blacks will not be any better off until they understand that phonies like Clinton and Obama do not have their best interest at heart. They only care about gaining and keeping power.
Next time you have an opportunity to pose a question to your congressman or US Senator, ask why we don’t have school vouchers that cover ALL schools, or why he/she is OK with killing 300,000 black babies each year, or why jobs for blacks are so far lagging the rest of the country?
It’s likely they’ll blame every one, but themselves.
John Philip Sousa IV is an entrepreneur, political activist, author and accomplished business person. John has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, built a highly successful marketing company, ran for congress at age 24, and in 2016 created and led the successful movement to draft Dr Ben Carson into his candidacy for President of the United States. John is author of John Philip Sousa, A Patriot’s Life in Words and Pictures and Ben Carson, RX for America.