Thursday, October 16, 2008
Dangerous To Race Relations
Obama's associations and alliances have shown him to be a man who could potentially set race relations back decades.
He sat for 20 years in a church congregation whose Pastor, Jeremiah Wright, has made some of the most racially incendiary comments from the pulpit that have ever been made. Wright's association, in turn, with the black racist anti-semitic leader Louis Farrakhan have made Obama's judgment look pretty poor. Farrakhan, of course, doesn't mind. He called Obama "The Messiah".
I lost even more respect for Obama in this regard when he referred, on national television, to his white Grandmother as "a typical white woman".
Of course America is far from perfect in racial equality and harmony. We have a long way to go. But we have come a long way.
I would be proud to see an African American become President of the United States, if his views reflected the ideals of free enterprise economics, judicial constitutionalism, and social righteousness, especially in regard to the Holocaust of the unborn.
Obama's comments and alliances have not helped. And I don't believe he will help us in reaching the ideal expressed by Martin Luther King, Jr., that we should not judge one another by the color of our skin, but by the content of their character.