Jesse Jackson's Broken Moral Compass

Rev. Jesse Jackson's acrimonious statement, that a black congressman cannot call himself black unless he votes for healthcare, has elevated the level of vitriol by interjecting race into the health care debate.  At the Congressional Black Caucus foundation's reception honoring the 25th anniversary of his presidential run Rev. Jackson said:We even have blacks voting against the healthcare bill from Alabama.  You can't vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.Reverend Jackson's statement was directed at Representative Artur Davis of Alabama, one of 39 Democrats and the only member of the CBC that voted against the Pelosi health care bill.  Rev. Jackson's statement implies skin pigmentation, rather than morals and principles, predisposes a black person to vote up or down for a particular piece of legislation.  Ron Miller, candidate for Maryland State Senate who happens to be a black un-hyphenated American, said in a recent article titled "What Makes...(Read Full Post)