Sen. Rand Paul: With Utmost Respect, You're Wrong About This
Perhaps it is due to me being a PK (preacher’s kid), with fond childhood memories of adoringly watching my dad preach well-prepared sermons at the Holy Temple Church of Truth storefront in a Baltimore ghetto. But the Bible remains my ultimate reference source for wisdom and leadership.
Moses, who led the Israelite people out of slavery, is an excellent example of what to do and what not to do as a leader. His decisions were rooted in obedience to God's instructions which, proved to be most beneficial to his flock. Moses ignored vehement critics and even the threat of being stoned to death. He did the right thing even when it did not jive with popular opinion. That is leadership, folks.
On one occasion, due to pressure from his people, Moses disobeyed God and took matters into his own hands. God's punishment was harsh. God told Moses he would not be permitted to bring his people into the Promised Land. Leaders do not surrender, making decisions which they know to be wrong to appease bullies, manipulators, and the ignorant.
A case in point is Senator Rand Paul. Sen. Paul is out there saying that the GOP should back away from requiring a photo ID to vote.
Common sense tells us that requiring a photo ID to vote is a reasonable, logical way to prevent voter fraud. Since a photo ID is required to complete a plethora of transactions, what is the big deal? Thus, it is absurd to call the photo ID requirement to vote racist.
In essence, Sen. Paul is surrendering to the mainstream media-supported absurd Democrat lie that requiring a photo ID to vote is racist. During a radio interview, Senator Paul said that the GOP should not push something that is “offensive” to a group of people.
Senator Paul: with all due respect, and I truly do respect and like you, I find your pandering to my fellow blacks disappointing.
Since Lyndon Johnson's 1964 War on Poverty, the Democratic party has implemented programs and lowered standards which have wrought havoc on black families – treating us as inferiors in need of special concessions and endless government handouts to survive. Sen. Paul, the last thing we Americans who happen to be black need is for the GOP to embrace the left's paradigm that we are lesser Americans. Do not expect too much of us poor black folks, because we be special.
Okay, I get it. I wholeheartedly agree that the GOP should reach out to black America. Frankly, the GOP is a little late to the dance. For years, I have been pestering the GOP to reach out to the black community with “Reach Your Dreams” tours.
My concept is simple. The tour would feature great music. I know awesome conservative rappers and dancers who could capture the ears of the young and of hip seniors. Imagine successful minority speakers like Herman Cain, Katrina Pierson, and others on stage, sharing how they achieved their American Dreams via education, hard work, and right choices (conservative principles). The GOP defeatist response has been, “Why bother? The Democrats will get 95% of the black vote no matter what we do.”
Apparently that opinion has changed, and the GOP is wisely pursuing black voters. But for crying out loud, offering a liberal Democrat-Lite agenda and treating blacks like inferiors too stupid to find their way to the DMV is not the way.
Sen. Paul, rather than surrendering to the Democrats' and MSM's spin that requiring a photo ID to vote is racist, show real “presidential candidate” leadership. Turn the table on the Dems. Tell black voters that the Democrats are insulting their intelligence. The Democrats talk down, expect less, and treat blacks like lesser Americans.
When these supposed advocates of black empowerment (NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus, Obama administration, and the MSM) say requiring a photo ID to vote disenfranchises blacks, it is a major dis. Black America should be outraged. With friends who think so little of us blacks, we do not need enemies.
I am not just picking on Senator Paul. I am simply saying voters are discouraged and frustrated with soulless politicians/candidates whose every decision is a political calculation and an attempt to win votes at any and all cost. It is not unreasonable for voters to expect political leaders with character and backbone, who simply desire to serve and do the right thing for their constituents and America.
Steve Lonegan, running for U.S. Congress in New Jersey, and South Carolina U.S. Congressman Trey Gowdy are two guys who fit the bill. I love these guys. Neither gives a hoot about being politically correct. Both are fearless fighters for truth, justice, and our liberty and freedom. That's what I'm talkin' about.
I have not selected my preferred 2016 GOP presidential nominee. I want someone trustworthy who will always do what is honorable, righteous, and best for my country – no divisive pandering or special concessions to groups to win votes. Please, we have had enough of that low-rent politicking in government.
Nor, will I support a GOP candidate who sticks his or her finger in the air to see which direction the MSM-endorsed and consultants' political wind is blowing and designs a platform accordingly. Stop insulting our intelligence and morality by continuously advocating lowered intellectual and moral standards, calling it outreach, and creating a “big tent.”
We are Americans, products of a remarkably successful and unique experiment. GOP, deal with us accordingly with respect – not like the Democrats who treat Americans, particularly minorities, like incapable, inferior entitlement junkies in need of government managing every aspect of our lives.
We need a conservative leader who will grab the steering wheel and reverse the direction of our country away from Obama's Government-Controlled Welfareville. A true conservative will drive us back toward our Founding Fathers' Promised Land of liberty and freedom, where Americans are encouraged to be all they can be.
Sen. Paul, America needs leadership, not surrender and pandering.