Now some will dismiss what I’ve said and may curse me for even questioning what it means to be a Republican. That’s OK, but if you do you have misunderstood my intentions. This is not about the Democrats or any other political party; it’s about the future of the Republican Party.
Others may question me as why I even care about the future of the Republican Party? Well if I put on my political partisan hat and represent the Democratic Party of today I shouldn’t care if the GOP lives or dies. I would say, keep doing what you’re doing, knowing the outcome is the ultimate collapse of the party, but I’m not asking the question as a Democrat or as a Black man. I’m asking it as an American with a fascination of political history. I ask as someone who is concerned about people regardless of who they are or what they are. So I say to my fellow Democrats of today, I am not abandoning the party. I have little sympathy for the Republican Party of today. Primarily due to my conclusion that they know what they’re doing and they have essentially ignored and skewed their own principles.
As I’ve said recently, the enemy of the Republican Party is the same enemy of the Democratic Party and any other political party. I can’t make anyone do anything. I hold no political power at this time except for my right to vote, but isn’t that the greatest political power we have?
I’m saying this to you as I believe President Lincoln would have been inclined to say, although with more eloquence. Although I’m a Democrat who is Black I say this to you as a friend who understands that the enemy of the Republican Party is the same enemy of the Democratic Party. What consumed us, consumes you today. Do something about your racial problems before it is truly eternally too late.
References & Inspirations Huffington Post – 07/29/09 “We’ve Becoming a Rural & Southern Party” Time Magazine – 12/14/02 “Lott, Reagan & Republican Racism” RNC – 1884 “The Republican Campaign Text Book for 1884” NY Times – 07/02/02 “Congress’ Sole Black Republican is Retiring” Ethnic Majority – 2009 “Minority Members of Congress” Politico – 05/19/08 “GOP Fails to Recruit Minorities” New York Magazine – 02/22/09 “The GOP’s New Colors” QUICK STATS: According to Ethnic Majority there are only 4 Republicans (All Hispanic) out of the 75 minority members of Congress. That’s a shame. (Source: Ethnic Majority) NOTE: Pay attention to the comments and what they suggest.
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln