“Well certainly he (President Trump) said that, that he is going to represent Americans. He said that over and over again, and I think that we will continue to evaluate that. I think that the nation supports — I believe that’s his intent, but I think also we have to consistently engage with pressure, public pressure. It doesn’t happen automatically. My father and his team understood that, did that, and I think that Americans are prepared to do that.” – Martin Luther King III, when asked by CNN’s Jim Acosta about President Trump, January 16, 2017
FoxNews.com reports that
Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton offered a stark view of the country on Sunday, comparing the current “crisis in our democracy” to the turbulence that occurred amid the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
Speaking during a reception in Selma, Ala. to mark the 54th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” and to receive the International Unity Award at the Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast, Clinton said that the United States is facing a “full-fledged crisis in our democracy.”
“This is a time, my friends, when fundamental rights, civic virtue, freedom of the press, the rule of law, truth, facts and reason are under assault,” Clinton said, according to the Hill.
Clinton is one of a number of Democratic leaders in Selma this weekend for the ceremonies surrounding the “Bloody Sunday” anniversary.
Not to be confused with the “Bloody Sunday” massacre in Northern Ireland in 1972, the events being remembered in Alabama occurred on March 7, 1965, when peaceful demonstrators were beaten back by Alabama state troopers as they attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It was a moment that galvanized support for the passage of the Voting Rights Act later that year.
While Clinton did not specifically mention President Trump in her speech, she said that “racist and white supremacist views” have been buoyed by the current administration and warned that civil and voting rights were under attack in the U.S.
“To anyone who has ever wondered what you would have done during those defining moments that we read about in history books — whether you would have risked arrest to demand votes for women or bled on the Edmund Pettus bridge to demand voting rights for all — the answer is what you are doing now could be as important as anything that anyone has done before,” Clinton said.
Voter suppression emerged as a key issue in the 2018 midterm elections in states such as Georgia and North Carolina, where a Republican congressional candidate was accused of rigging the contest there through absentee ballots. House Democrats signaled they plan to make ballot access a priority in the new Congress, introducing legislation aimed at protecting voting rights in 2020 and beyond.
Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 presidential election and has remained a staunch critic of the current administration, was one of a number of Democrats in Alabama over the weekend. 2020 presidential hopefuls Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and Cory Booker, D-N.J., are also slated to speak in Selma.
Okay…here we go…
First of all, America is a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC, not a mob-ruled Democracy.
“The politics of division” have been in place for decades. The last time the two political parties even came close to getting along was during the Clinton Presidency, when Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich convinced “Bubba” that he would go down in history if he agreed to balance the budget.
Things started to get really ugly during the “Dubya” Presidency, once 9/11 had been put in the rear view window by the Democrats, who decided they had had enough of political unity for the sake of the country.
The problem was, President George W. Bush refused to fight back. He just stood there and let the Democrats and their Propaganda Arm run all over him, to the point where he could not accomplish the things he was put in office to do..
Then, when King Barack The First ascended to the throne of “The Regime”, “The politics of division” became not just a fact of life, it became a Presidential Political Strategy.
The racial division in our country was wider on Obama’s last day as president, than it was on his first day. Our political ideologies moved further apart as well, as Liberals, buoyed by having one of their own in the White House, moved further to the Left Side of the Political Spectrum, taking the Democratic Party with them.
And, in that spirit, the Democratic Party nominated a Far-Left Ideologue in Hillary Clinton for their choice as the next President of the United States.
However, even after cloaking herself in a mask of Political Moderation, her true nature revealed itself and the American people rejected her in spite of the best efforts of the Main Stream Media, who were acting as the Democratic Party’s Propaganda Machine.
The thought of another 4 years under the failed policies of Barack Hussein Obama, being delivered to us in the shrill voice and demeanor of Hillary Clinton, was too much for average Americans to bear.
Standing up on our hind legs, we elected American Entrepreneur and Businessman Donald J. Trump, a “rank outsider”, as President of the United States of America.
Now, as President, he is working hard to fulfill his Campaign Promises, while taking more flak than the Allied Bombers did in World War II over Dresden, Germany.
But, more on that in a moment.
Despite his best efforts to radically change America into just another country, Barack Hussein Obama found out that the strength of America does not come from our political parties, nor from the area known as the Beltway which surrounds and includes the Halls of Power in Washington, D.C.
Rather, America’s strength comes from the faith, which anchors the daily struggles of average Americans, who, relying on our Creator, the lessons which we learned from our family, including our parents, our own common sense, and the sweat of our brow, are living our lives trying to provide a better life for our children and grandchildren, while being grateful for this Sovereign Nation which God and our Founders bequeathed to us.
The 44th President of the United States of America never understood this.
Nor do those professional politicians who belong to the Washington Establishment Wing of both Political Parties.
During the same 2017 interview which I quoted from earlier, MLK III said…
“I think my father would be concerned about the fact that there are 50 million fact there are 50 or 60 million people living in poverty and somehow, we’ve got to create the climate for all boats to be lifted. In America, with a multi-trillion dollar economy — $20 trillion economy almost, it’s insanity we have poor people in this nation. That’s unacceptable and when we work together, we know we can roll up our sleeves. There’s nothing we as Americans can’t do. Thank you very much.”
On February 5th, 2019, less than a month ago, Breitbart.com reported that
Prior to Trump’s presidency, African-American unemployment had never sunk below 7 percent. In fact, it has rarely been below 8 percent since the government began keeping records in 1972. When Trump was sworn into office in January of 2016, it stood at 8.8 percent.
While Trump has been president, unemployment among African-Americans has steadily fallen. It has now been below 7 percent since February 2018.
President Trump did not start the fire of the “politics of division”.
He was bequeathed it as a “parting gift” from the previous Administration and Administrations before it.
And, those who make their living from a nation divided, like Failed Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, are doing their utmost to keep the 45th President from uniting us.
Because they know that the son of Civil Rights Icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was absolutely correct.
“…when we work together, we know we can roll up our sleeves. There’s nothing we as Americans can’t do.”
…including MAKING AMERICAN GREAT AGAIN.
Until He Comes,