E.W. Jackson is a voice of reason amidst the screaming masses
Bishop E.W. Jackson was on Neil Cavuto’s program this week when the two spoke about events in Ferguson and most recently in New York City. What a relief to hear someone speak with such clarity.
Jackson began by addressing Mayor de Blasio’s comments that centuries of racism have lead to what has occurred in Ferguson and NYC (a statement Obama agrees with), and moved on from there:
Neil. It’s preposterous. What happened in New York is not the result of three centuries or however many centuries of racial oppression. It’s the result of a young man having made the decision to resist arrest. And when you do that, things are not going to end well. It’s tragic. It’s terrible. But how about teaching these young people when the police make a request, cooperate with them, rather than resisting them.
Neil, despite having the chief law enforcement officer of the nation be black. The Attorney General of the United States. You know, Neil, look, I’m 62-years-old, probably don’t look at day over 61. But I’ve had 100 or more interactions with police and I have never had a police officer mistreat me because I don’t mistreat them.
We’ve got to start talking about teaching young people how to behave themselves with respect. That doesn’t mean that we want people to die or that this is a good thing, but it means there’s responsibility on the side of individuals and their interactions with police.
Neil, these young people, they need jobs, they need education, they need stable guidance, they need families, they need direction. What they don’t need is to be given one more excuse for why they can’t make it. Neil, I love this country. This is the most wonderful place in the world to live. We need to start getting that message out to our young people. You can do and be anything you want to be. Charles Payne, your good friend is an example of that and I know many, many others who are.
… Look, life is not perfect and it’s not fair. We want to do everything we can to make things fair, but in the meantime, you’ve got to decide what you’re going to do with your life as an individual and then get about the business of doing it rather than blaming racism and Jim Crow. And as I’ve said, Michael Brown was not Emmett Till, Al Sharpton is not Martin Luther King Jr., and these officers are not the KKK. We’re living in a different world and it’s about time we come to grips with that.
…I think what’s happened is emotion trumps truth and people would much rather live with the sense that they’re still under the same oppression that black people lived under 150 years ago and we need new leadership that will get the message out that, no, our country is free, and prosperous, and you can make anything of yourself that you decide to make of yourself. We just need to encourage young people with that message.
For those not familiar with Jackson, he is a former Democrat black clergyman who became a conservative in the 1980s. He is the head pastor at Exodus Faith Ministries in VA, founder of STAND (Staying True to America’s National Destiny), senior fellow at the Family Research Council, author, radio commentator, and graduate of Harvard Law School. He is an unrelenting voice for Judeo-Christian values, for life, and for exposing liberal hypocrisy at every turn.
To watch more videos that feature Bishop Jackson, see below among a wide selection available at YouTube:
here (2014 Values Voters Summit)
here (2014 video message to Christians about voting)
here (2012 video message to black Christians urging them to leave the Democratic party)
here (2011 statement in support of Israel)
here (2011 Tea Party rally)