Sunday, July 10, 2011

Quote Of The Week

"Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA's first African-American President,"

Passage from The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence Upon Marriage and Family.

This is a passage from a document authored by The Family Leader, an Iowa conservative group.

Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum signed this document as a candidate pledge with the intention of supporting the family values the group holds to.

Bachmann is being attacked for signing the pledge, as far as I know Santorum is not. Bachmann is currently a threat to the left, Santorum is not. This tells me that this is just another incidence of false outrage from the left. Just more of them using minorities for political leverage.

I digress though.

The point of this post is the quote itself. What do you think about it? Is it untrue? Is there anything in there that supports slavery? Did it not start with "Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families"?

I posted a blog a few days ago about how 4 out of 10 children born in Michigan were born to single mothers. How is the above statement untrue?

Why are we so afraid to have this conversation?

Share your thoughts.


Always On Watch said...

I think that THIS was in the same pledge:

rejection of Sharia Islam

Now, as to the topic of this post, the portion "more likely" is probably true. Yes, many families were separated during the sale of slaves. But some families were not separated; and perhaps the percentage of black two-parent households was higher then than the percentage of black two-parent households now.

I'd like to see some figures about the statement, but I doubt that reliable statistics are available.

Overall, I think that including that portion in The Marriage Vow was unwise as it will be used against any who signed it. Americans are filled with white guilt!

Is there anything in there that supports slavery?

Overtly, no. But perhaps the support of slavery is implied -- at least for many who read that passage, especially if the passage is quoted out of context.

Always On Watch said...

I wonder if the signers to this vow read the entire document.

Mustang said...

No, you’re right … it is true. But I don’t think “we” are afraid to have this conversation. We are not, as Eric Holder says, cowards. Whenever we attempt to have this discussion, however, the leftists scream “racist” and the race baiters demand public apology. There was never a clearer double standard than this. As for those who transformed themselves into slaves of government dependency, shame on them!

Brooke said...

I think that it was a poor choice to include that quote. Black families held together by slavery?

A better discussion would be the current culture destroying black families. Ever hear a rap song? Ever turn on the racist channel BET?

I doubt that the signers read the document, as AOW pointed out.

FOT said...

I personally am sick of hearing the word "Slavery"

I think it has had it's day in court so lets move on.

Chuck said...

Good points. I agree that it was a poor choice to put it in the pledge. At the very least it could have been worded better.

BTW, the group removed the passage since the writing of this post.

I also think AOW made a good point in that the signers may not have read it but, shame on them if they did not.

This is the same mentality that turned Obamakare, and every bill passed by Congress, into such a mess. Candidates, and Congressional members, rely on staff to read documents they sign. This is not good for the country.

If it is offensive, Bachmann has to own up to signing it.

A little offensive or not, it still does not negate the fact that single parent households are increasing in numbers and they are destructive to society. There are exceptions in which mothers have raised children well enough on their own and there are circumstances in which women find themselves in a situation they could not easily foresee. In general though, children growing up without fathers is one of the things destroying our country.

This just gives the left yet another chance to distract from the damage their policies are doing to the country. Talk about it and your a racist.

Chuck said...

AOW, good point on reliable statistics. Quite frankly it was silly putting the statement in the pledge. Instead of the left attacking it though, we should be discussing the problem it exposes.

Mustang, agreed on all points. Very good point on people placing themselves into slavery.

Brooke, good point on rap. Supporters of rap say it is just an expression of how things are in the real world. The conversation stops there though, no talk of fixing the problems.

Fot, welcome. I agree, time to move on.

Phill Senters said...

Two parent households built this country. Single parent households are destroying it. I say good for Bachmann and Santorum.

Z said...

I'm with Phill...that comment was well said.
Chuck, I read your post and actually couldn't understand what was racist!??? I kept thinking "What's inappropriate? am I missing something?" Then I realized what's up and couldn't believe it.

I agree with you; there is nothing racist in that statement. If anything, it's caring...a call for a return to whole/united families in the Black community. Republicans want that, America wants that...and everybody needs it. Especially the children.

We're cowards, per Holder, because we have the guts to speak out on this? REALLY?

Z said...

I just saw an article saying Bachmann's in 'damage control' over this. What a shame she felt she needed to.
"African American babies may have somehow been better off under slavery." is what the author of the Atlanta Wire's hit piece I just read says that paragraph you're discussing MEANS.
Talk about a stretch created by an agenda to slam Bachmann..!

MK said...

The lucky black children are born to a single mother, the others are killed off by the left in abortion clinics.

LASunsett said...

Why are we afraid to have this conversation?

Because the Dems do not want blacks to learn that they are still on the plantation. As long as they let government keep them down, keep them poor so they can promise them things, they are still on the plantation and do not even recognize it.

Chuck said...

Phil, agreed and well put

Z, the left would have us believe there is not a problem, broom it under the rug. If we were to have this conversation, minorities would realize leftist politicians have actually done nothing for them over the years.

Mk, good point.

LA, modern slavery

cube said...

Poor choice of words. I think I know what she meant, but Bachmann should've known better than to step into this minefield.

Chuck said...

Cube, agreed. She needs to show better judgement

Always On Watch said...

I think that you'll be interesting in my post today.

Bd said...

So according to Bachmann, black were better off as slaves. What a moron.

Chuck said...

Bd, So according to Bachmann, black were better off as slaves.

You are calling Bachmann a moron after this comment???

You know very well that this is not what she was saying (in fact she did not say it).

Finally, the left has blacks on the plantation still, we have just moved the farm to the inner city.

Bd said...

Yeah, sorry. that's exactly what she was saying.