Here in New York, the city has experienced an economic rebirth, not from government handouts but from sound economic policy. The plummeting crime rate, facilitated by sensible policing dispelled the heavy cloud of fear that was frightening prospective employers and investors from setting up shop in the Big Apple. This drop in crime has disproportionately saved the lives of African Americans and Hispanics.
There are African Americans and Jews who think out of the box. Orthodox Jews are leading an Exodus from the lockstep ranks of Democratic voters. There are Jews who look back not to the New Deal but to a boat full of Jewish refugees on the St Louis being sent back to Nazi Germany.http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?ModuleId=10005267
There are Jews who remember with gratitude the support of Richard Nixon during the Yom Kippur War There are African Americans too, who look back to the party of Lincoln, to the Republican judges of the south who led the judicial dismantling of segregation.
The politically slanted view of history that is being taught today does not do justice to the nuanced hues of our political spectrum.I am reaching the uncomfortable conclusion that the Democrats are relying on fear and polarisation to lock blocs of voters into their camp. In return, they need do little but spend a bit of taxpayers money to keep the masses happy.
Our country deserves far better. I believe as Barack Obama stated that our we must get beyond race. If I thought he believed this, I could entertain thoughts of voting for him. I do not unfortunately believe he represents any change from the bloc mentality of the Democratic Party.
I am reprinting a thoughtful editorial from an African American Republican Website. I am linking to the article and to the general site as well as adding them to my website favourites list. I hope my readers visit this fascinating website