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Eminent Domain Stuff

New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)

Monday, July 26, 2004


Republicans And The Black Vote

Man, I hate that insulting reference to the Black Vote. As if everyone who's Black just follows the lead lemming. Voting demographics aside, this insulting concept should not be reinforced. Ever.

Along those lines, another false conception is that Republicans are bad for all people who happen to be Black. I think that Peter Kirsanow sums it up better than I've ever seen in such few words in his recent NRO column:

The party of Lincoln does indeed have a lot of work to do. But no doubt many would've liked to have seen the president remind Rev. Jackson that the Republican party isn't the party that worked against the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments; it isn't the party that institutionalized segregation; it didn't establish poll taxes and literacy tests to keep blacks from voting; it didn't enact Jim Crow laws or fight against anti-lynching legislation; it hasn't resisted helping black kids escape failing schools; and it hasn't claimed that shoveling trillions of dollars into ineffective government programs is the best evidence of a commitment to black advancement.
Duh. Why doesn't everyone realize this?


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