Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Black Democrat: "My Party Is Infected With Pandemic Of Intolerance"

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Vernon Jones is a Democrat Georgia State Representative who spoke at the Republican National Convention Monday explaining why he, as a black Democrat legislator, will be voting for Trump.

Seattle's KOMO TV News anchor Eric Johnson warned the city last year of the consequences of far-left progressive leadership in his documentary, "Seattle is Dying."

Be informed, not misled.

Speaking at the GOP Convention,  State Rep, Jones said he's supporting Trump because Trump is doing things that are actually helping black communities.

Jones praised Trump for building the "most inclusive economy ever with record low unemployment for African Americans-- and for instituting criminal justice reforms benefiting black communities."

He said:

“The president also built the most inclusive economy ever with record low unemployment for African Americans and record high participation in the work force. He put opportunity zones in the Trump tax bill that would drive investment into our communities for decades to come.

“He put the interests of American workers, and especially black workers, first. That's right. Donald Trump did that. He delivered historic criminal justice reform. He ended, once and for all, the policy of incarceration of black people, which has decimated our communities - caused by none other than Joe Biden. Democrats wouldn't do it. Obama didn't want to do it. And Joe Biden and Kamala Harris definitely wouldn't do it.”

He continued noting how President Trump has made black communities safer by supporting law enforcement and how he has "destroyed these negative forces that have victimized black communities for decades."

He said President Trump "gave us the opportunity to rise."

In conclusion, he said he is supporting Pres. Trump's reelection because his own party has become infected with the very evils they claim to oppose:

“The Democratic Party has become infected with the pandemic of intolerance, bigotry, socialism, anti-law enforcement bias and a dangerous tolerance for people who attack others, destroy their property and terrorize our own communities. That's what this election is all about. And that's why, right now more than ever, more than ever before, America needs Donald Trump in the oval office for another four years. God bless you and vote Donald J. Trump.”

Very true.

"Seattle is Dying." The far-Left infects everything it touches.

Robert W. Merry is a longtime Washington DC publishing figure and author, but he lives on Whidby Island.

Merry wrote an article for the American Conservative on Feb 6, 2020---about 6 months ago.

It's a longer article that clearly lays out how the city of Seattle has been co-opted by the far-Left. It's an interesting and informative article.

In conclusion, he references a rush-hour gunfight that had recently taken place in downtown Seattle. Using it as an example of the deterioration of the city's culture and safety since the far-Left had taken over the city's governance.

He reminded his readers that the far-Left has "tied the hands of the police" and quoted citizens saying they "are fed up with it."

Keep in mind, this was last February.

Merry also notes a documentary that had been made earlier by KOMO TV News anchor Eric Johnson.

Merry said this:

In his searing documentary of last year, “Seattle is Dying,” KOMO-TV’s Eric Johnson painted a dire picture by citing police officers who say the city’s lax enforcement regimen has tied their hands, quoting citizens saying they’re fed up with growing theft, and showing the frustrations of local business owners whose livelihoods are threatened by what they consider official inertia in the face of these problems.

Writing on KOMO’s website, Johnson said his documentary was “about citizens who don’t feel safe taking their families into downtown Seattle….about parents who won’t take their children into public parks they pay for. It’s about filth and degradation all around us. And theft and crime. It’s about people who don’t feel protected anymore, who don’t feel like their voices are being heard.”

Johnson’s documentary was aired in March of last year, some seven months before the Seattle City Council elections. It touched a nerve among many Seattleites and kicked up gale-force winds of controversy throughout the city and beyond. In the end, though, it didn’t have much impact. It will take a lot more civic chaos, dysfunction, and violence for this city to make the connection between that decay and the kind of leadership it so avidly favors. Seattle may or may not be dying, but it is in a far more ominous state of civic health than most of its citizens realize.

Contrast that with what's happening now---only 6 months later.

Robert Merry, Eric Johnson, and Vernon Jones all have an understanding of how far-left progressivism infects and destroys everything it touches.

I pray our country can also have that understanding as we approach the most important, consequential presidential election in modern history.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.