The laundry list of "persistent problems;" single parenthood, teen pregnancy, the dropout rate, rising welfare dependence, crime and the misery they produce, are all the effects of and are reinforced by the very worldview that Harris-Perry and her father subscribe to. If it's fixed, Liberals have to find a way to break it. They simply don't know how to mind their own business.
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, rapper Kanye West used the widely-broadcast “Concert for Hurricane Relief” to tell an international audience that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
Might West have the same perception today, as black America crumbles under the leadership of the first black president?
President Obama is an OPM addict. Our commander-in-chief is addicted to spending “other people’s money.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) is his pusher. The establishment media are his enablers.
Consider what’s happening in Washington right now with the debt crisis.
"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."
In an alternate reality, 54 million blacks would be alive in America today. When adjusted for abortion, the number is 39 million.
The National Black Prolife Coalition says an average of 1,000 black babies are aborted every day. Nationally, nearly one in three black pregnancies ends in abortion each year. In New York City in 2009, 47%, or 40,798, of the city’s 87,273 abortions were performed on black women.
This led Alveda King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, to declare that, “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb!”
As the White House lobbies to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, why not instead raise its moral ceiling? After decades of rewarding bad behavior, it is in the government’s best interest—and perhaps even its duty—to promote the morals and values that made our nation great.
The Obama administration wants Congress to raise the debt ceiling so our government can borrow more than the almost $14.3 trillion currently allowed by law. Conservatives want any debt increase tied to spending cuts, and a recent vote shows Obama lacks the political capital to ram through an increase as he might have in the past.
But an increase in borrowing authority is no solution to our nation’s woes.
How will a little bump curtail unfunded entitlement liabilities some estimate to cost more than $100 trillion?
Instead of raising the ceiling for more debt to support policies rewarding unwed motherhood, broken families and failing government-run schools, we must instead raise America's moral ceiling to promote the institution of marriage, hard work and quality education.
In the long run, reinvigorating these virtues could effectively cut spending by lessening the need for government entitlements now certain to bankrupt our government.
Conventional wisdom suggests a precipitous moral decline in America since the 1960s. Consequently, no subgroup has been affected more than the black family. The notion of family has changed. Marriage no longer seems to hold the same appeal and divorce rates have skyrocketed. Two-parent homes and academic performances suffer chronically, while crime and illegitimacy flourish. But the liberal elite apparently considers all this a series of social non sequiturs.
While the pundits try to figure out whether Obama’s decision to kill Osama bin Laden will benefit him politically, the average American—after some celebration—is really fixated on the economy.
Unemployment still hovers around 9%. Home values are still down, and the dollar is in a nosedive. Food and gas prices are soaring, and one in seven Americans receives food stamps.
Is this how we “win the future”?
Perhaps, but it’s hard to fathom.
Planned Parenthood employees got caught giving underage-abortion advice to activists posing as sex traffickers and the liberal newsmakers went nuts.
What’s the message coming from the far Left media: Republicans want women and children to die, quickly.