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Friday, February 8, 2008

Anti-Racist Racism

I recently heard some people on the radio discussing politics (as usual), and although the subject is already so old in light of the fact that they started campaigning two years before the election, I did hear one thing that really caught my ear. I heard several liberals make the statement that they were considering voting for Hilary Clinton just because she was a woman or that they were considering voting for Obama just because he was black. Whoa!

Clinton and ObamaThese liberals are the same people who rage the most against racism and against sexism. In fact, they will probably say that they are going to vote for these people for these reasons just because they are anti-racist. The truth is, however, that they are the ones who are being the most racist! Think about it!

If they are going to vote for someone based on their race or gender then it means that their candidates opponents are being voted against simply because of their race or gender. If you vote for Barak Obama for the sole reason that he is black, then you are voting against McCain or whoever just because they are white. That truly is racist! If you are voting for Sen. Clinton just because you think that it is time to see a woman in the white house, then you are voting against the opponent just because he is a male. This is sexist.

If you are all caught up in quotas and you believe that we should put these people into office just for the simple reason that they should have an opportunity based on their color or gender regardless of their qualifications, then you are a racist. I call this positive discrimination and it is just as wrong as negative discrimination.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

If you are not voting based on the issues but are rather voting based on the fact that your candidate is a certain color or gender then you are a racist or a sexist! Martin Luther King Jr. asked this nation to judge people based on the 'content of their character' and not 'by the color of their skin.' He did not ask for special treatment...he asked for equal treatment.

I am weighing the democratic candidates against the republican candidates based on the issues. I don't care if they are black, white, male or female. The only thing I care about is trying to figure out which candidate will represent me the most accurately politically. I am trying to figure out which candidate will stand for and defend the truths of the Word of God concerning government.

That's all I have to say on the matter!

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4 Comments:

  • So Very True.

    Lord Bless...

    By Blogger Christopher Cline, At 7:53 PM  

  • Thanks, Chris.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 8:57 PM  

  • i agree... totally racist..and just a plain old dumb reason to vote for someone. sadly most Americans are to lazy, selfish and/or shallow to search for deeper reasons to vote.

    By OpenID Stephanie, At 8:48 PM  

  • I agree. In fact, just today I had a lady at work tell me that she supported Obama just because she felt like it was time to have a black president in the White House. I told her to her face right in front of an Army Major that she was being racist. She turned and stomped away. I looked at the Major to see how much trouble I was in. He smirked at me and nodded in the affirmative. Whew.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 9:26 PM  

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