Former Congressman Allen West has just checked Black History Month 2017 off his list. He has notated all the things that Democrats have done to better the black community. To be truthful, he has not dulled the point on his pencil because there is not much to tell. Why is this? Is it because the Democrat Party has been sinking that community for well over 50 years? Read and heed.
As Written by Allen West for Townhall:
At the beginning of the month, I wrote a missive entitled “It’s Black History Month…and” for Townhall. The purpose was to set the stage to see what vital policies affecting the black community would be addressed in this focus month. And so I will revisit the issue since Black History Month, 2017, is over.
I am quite sure there will be much to say about Viola Davis winning an Oscar for her screen performance, but what recognition or reward do struggling black Mothers get? And I am not talking about a welfare check and section eight housing. Consider the recognition that the movie “Hidden Figures” received at the Academy Awards, and all the rave reviews. I cannot tell you how many people said it was a “must see” movie. However, ask yourself, with today’s public education system in our inner cities, to which young black kids are relegated, could those characters be replicated today?
I find it rather perplexing, quite oxymoronic, that the first black president and first black Attorney General made great efforts to evidence their position on better education opportunities for young black kids. Barack Obama was the one who terminated the DC school voucher program, yet his children attended the prestigious Sidwell Friends School. Eric Holder brought a federal lawsuit against the school voucher program in the State of Louisiana. Of course, both of these fine men are celebrated during Black History Month. I must ask the rhetorical question of why?
Yet this past Black History Month, a woman who stands for school vouchers, school choice, charters schools, and better education choice opportunities for black kids, all kids, was savaged. That is the new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.
The unemployment statistics in the black community are unfathomable, another sad legacy from the previous presidential administration. Yet, this past month we heard nothing about restoring inner city economic growth and the workforce. Matter of fact, the Trump administration nominee for Secretary of Labor withdrew, someone who had signed the front of checks and created jobs, Andy Puzder. He was vilified before even getting the opportunity to have a hearing, yes, that $15 minimum wage thing, yet that has not really proven to be a successful fiscal policy.
And what about the declining situation facing the traditional black family, once upon a time the cornerstone of the black community? I heard more from folks like Reps. Maxine Waters and Keith Ellison about impeaching President Donald Trump. And just how long have Reps. Waters and Ellison been in office, and what positive policy impacts can they show for their represented districts? Did we see a panel discussion, seminars, or any policy initiatives presented by the Congressional Black Caucus reference saving the black family? Nah, they were too busy absconding from …..
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